--An individual, calling himself Richard Washington
, was taken up a few days since as a suspicious character.
He was brought from the jail yesterday and arraigned before, the Mayor
Sundry witnesses testified as to having seen him in the western part of Virginia
in 1859 and 1860, when he passed as Major
or Col. Lee
, a distressed Mason
, &c., and solicited contributions from the charitable. W. told the Mayor
that he lived on German Creek
. Granger county, East Tennessee
, when at home.
said he would be retained till he was ready to travel, when he would be furnished with a pass and allowed to slope. W. observed to the crowd of hangers-on at the Mayor's Court
, that he was a gentleman; that he had been left a fortune by Wm. Lee
, of Jefferson county, Va.
, and he had spent it for the good of his country,--he did not say who his country was.--If W. ever did have any money, and has denuded himself of his superfluous ‘"spondulies,"’ without sufficient cause, he is not only a decayed gentleman, but one that will soon run to seed.