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Petersburg depot, on Friday night, just as the train was on the eve of starting, and, after some parleying with the landlord, paid him a one dollar note, which he put into his money drawer, and then three of the four left. the remaining one confidentially told the landlord that the note he had just received was probably counterfeit, and that as the trio were near at hand, he would do well to pursue them.-- ‘"Mine Host"’ unsuspectingly followed them, and soon got into a conversation with them, and exchanged the counterfeit for another note, the soldiers professing entire innocence and a disposition to do whatever was fair. He then returned into his house, when he found that the honest fellow who had told him how to save one dollar had stolen forty from the drawer in his absence. The four had meanwhile stepped upon the passing train, and were off for Petersburg, surrounded by hundreds of soldiers dressed just as they were. It is needless to add that the landlord gave up his money as hopelessly lost, and the swindlers and rogues escaped punishment.
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