Arrested for forgery
--A man representing himself as Capt. J. M. Becuett
, of Co. E, 4th Va. Regt. presented to the Confederate States Paymaster
, on Thursday, a pay roll for $1,074 66 for services rendered whose liquidation he asked.
The name of W. H. Taylor
, Adjutant General
of the army in front of Fredericksburg
, signed to the document, was pronounced by the Paymaster
to be a forgery, and thereupon the party presenting the pay-roll was lodged in Castle Lightning, in charge of Capt. Booker
It is thought that there is a Captain Bennett
attached to the 4th regiment, but the Paymaster
did not believe that the individual who presented the pay-roll was the same man. The furlongs of the latter, purporting to be from Gen. Lee
, was ascertained to be a forgery.