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The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
ollected, were sold in the streets by the newsboys some time ago, a hundred dollar bill for five cents. They were bought extensively as curiosities. Mr Hilton, however also had some of these fac similes, signed by dexterous penmen in imitation of the signatures of the Confederate register and treasurer, and these were sold to persons going near the Confederate lines, who used them to advantage in dealing with the rebels.--Mr. Hilton also entered into arrangements with a young man named George H. Briggs, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, who had come North to circulate these bonds South. This was done so extensively that the South was flooded with these spurious bills, which, though cheaply printed, were superior in appearance to the genuine Confederate money, until it fairly broke down the currency of the Southern States, so that they were obliged to destroy their old plates, call in their old issues, and print entirely new money. Mr Hilton was thus able to damage materially the Souther