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An engraver on wood.

--For the benefit of the public, and especially that portion who are bent on issuing shinplasters, we state that First Lieutenant J. W. Torseh, of the Maryland Zouaves, now stationed at Camp Clifton, near Evansport, is a fine engraver of wood cuts. He is one of the artists who formerly furnished some of the most finished work of that kind for Harper's Magazine, and is capable of engraving plates which would make our small notes bear some likeness to money, instead of being, as many of them are now, mere sheets of printed paper, easily counterfeited by anybody. While we recognize the necessity for small notes, we are not disposed to encourage the circulation of shinplasters which his body can identify as genuine. As the public is circumstanced now, no one has any idea, when he receives a shinplaster, whether it is counterfeit or genuine. Some protection against worthless paper ought to be afforded to the community, and therefore we mention the fact of Lieut. Forseh's ability to afford that protection without knowing whether he would be willing to leave the military to engage in a civil occupation.

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