--Yesterday's paper contained a first-rate order from Gen. Winder
, prohibiting the circulation from and after that date of individual notes as currency, and directing that the makers of such notes shall redeem the same in bankable funds upon presentation.
Persons violating the order referred to are, by its terms, subject to arrest and such punishment as may be decreed by court-martial.
Nothing, however well meant, can be gotten up now-a-days but that the ingenious sordidness of the unprincipled can make it work to the injury and detriment of the unwary or ignorant.
We are not, therefore, surprised to learn that on the appearance of the above order yesterday, many parties, more distinguished for cuteness than principle, took advantage of the ignorance of negro servants and indigent females to pay off their indebtedness to such in the prohibited stuff.
The order of Gen. Winder
sufficiently explains how it is to be gotten rid of; but then the meanness of putting it off on the ignorant or unwary is ineffable.
Such conduct can only meet its just recognition on that day when, we are told, that all the wicked shall be put in a hot place and stirred up with a long pole.