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The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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heir money. New York, Aug. 23 --George Miles, of Petersburg, and John Garnett Guthrie, of Richmond, Va., collecting agents of tobacco houses, have been arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette Mr. Guthrie is a heavy dealer, and has large consignments here, and in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Mr. Guthrie raised $144,000 on shipMr. Guthrie raised $144,000 on shipments, which, through friends and agents, he invested in Confederate and Southern State bonds. Mr. Miles was agent of James Thomas, of Richmond, and had collected $e liberal investments in Confederate bonds. About $175,000 was recovered from Guthrie and Miles, principally in bonds, sight drafts, Virginia paper money, and $1,00 in their possession. [The telegraph blunders as to the localities of Messrs. Guthrie and Miles. Mr. Guthrie is from Petersburg. Mr. Miles from Richmond. All thMr. Guthrie is from Petersburg. Mr. Miles from Richmond. All that is said about their making investment in Confederate bonds in New York is humbug. There are none of those bonds in that Sodom, and we hope there never will be. T
could in the matter of armament. Federal Appropriations. We learn from Washington that during the first session of the 37th Congress there was appropriated: For civil and miscellaneous purposes$1,371,873.90 For the army, arms and fortifications207,401,397.80 For the Naval service56,385,086.29 More about the Federal Arrests. The New York Herald, of Saturday last, says: The rebel agents whose arrest was noticed in the Herald of yesterday prove to be Mr. John Garnett Guthrie, of Petersburg, Va., and Mr. George Miles, of Richmond, Va. --The former gentleman was taken at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, the latter at the Metropolitan. They had in their trunks over $170,000 in gold, bills and stocks of the States of Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee; also numerous letters addressed to prominent men in the South. --The letters were forwarded by special messenger to Washington. The money, &c., is in the hands of the authorities. The prisoners were examined yesterday