, who are foremost in every species of rascality, have succeeded in thrusting a considerable number of counterfeit Confederate notes upon this community, the character of which may be readily detected by persons cautious in regard to such matters, though they are apt to deceive the unsuspecting.
The one dollar issues of the city of Richmond
have also been counterfeited, and a brief description may be the means of preventing some loss.
The reading on the note bears a heavy impress and is very black; while the plate is tolerably well executed, and has the signatures of P. R. Grattan, Jr.
, Pres't, and D. J. Burr
On the right of the note are the words.
‘"Receivable for City Taxes,"’ which in the genuine reads ‘"Receivable in City Taxes."’ This alone would be sufficient for its detection; but an additional facility is afforded by the abbreviated word ‘"Pres't, "’ on the right corner, which in the counterfeit is spelt ‘ "Pres't"’
These notes are manufactured in great quantities at the North
, and sold for a trifle by the sutlers in the various Yankee camps.
They are offered to the people of the surrounding country in payment for articles of food as was the case when the foray was made upon the Central Railroad, and often palmed off upon the negroes as genuine.
We have seen some of the bogus Confederate fives within a few days past, received here by venders of farm produce, who are generally supposed to be wide awake in business transactions.--By a little care, the evil results of this new dodge of the enemy may be avoided.