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The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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in itself: The matter in question relates to the widespread perversion and abuse by Government officers, as these jurors believe, of the public transportation to purposes of personal emolument and speculation. They find, among other facts of the same nature, and conspicuous among them, that George B. Clitheral, a resident of the city of Mobile, at or about the month of March of the present year, after having procured, through the agency of A. R. Powell, of Montgomery, an order from Maj. W. S. Gen, General Transportation Agent at Richmond, for the forwarding of public supplies from New Orleans to Montgomery, proceeded to have transported there, under large quantities, sugar and molasses, which were to a very small extent, if any at all, Government army stores, but almost entirely the property of private speculators, and the subject of enormous profits; the amount whereof they cannot more accurately define than by stating that they were not less than one hundred and fifty thousand