Prepared for swindling.
--Two men named John Jefferson
and James Coley
, who say they are from Washington county
, and members of the 37th Va. regiment, were arrested yesterday with a large amount of bogus shinplasters in their possession, which they were endeavoring to pass.
They had two sets of notes, one dated Petersburg, Va.
, signed ‘"Jefferson
,"’ promising to pay bearer in currant funds two dollars, when presented in sums of ten dollars and another dated Wytheville
, signed ‘"Banking Company,"’ of the denomination of one and two dollars. They succeeded in passing six dollars of the Petersburg
issue at the Cabell House
, and one dollar at the Norvell House
, and when arrested, were attempting to pass upon a negro market man a two dollar note in the payment for a bunch of beets, for which the negro would have given them good money in change.
These notes were dated Petersburg
, July 21, but were printed in this city.
A search of their persons and baggage showed the fact that they were going into the swindling operation upon an extensive scale, having about $2,000 of the bogus money in their possession.
They were committed to jail for trial this morning.--Lynchburg (Va.) Republican,