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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], Matters in
False pretences. --James M. D. Irvin, a lad, appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer th
On the 25th of November last Irvin called at the office of Capt. John H. Wayt, Pa s Finley.--Capt. Wayt paid him the money, when Irvin signed the receipt as George W. Finley.
The next day Irvin again called at Capt. Wayt's office with similar papers, purporting to be for F. M. B s was a forgery.
Captain Wayt then took young Irvin into custody, and when on his way to Col. Brown's office young Irvin stated that if there was anything wrong about the papers he was not aware of He confessed that his name was not Finley, but Irvin; that he had received the papers from E. J. Fo Ballard House. Capt. Wayt being satisfied that Irvin had received money on false pretences, had for r.
The counsel of the prisoner urged that Irvin had been the dupe of Forbes, who, but a few da attempted to suborn a witness to swear against Irvin and in favor of Forbes by offering him a bribe
The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Foreign opinion. (search)
To be examined. --The charge against Jas. M. D. Irvin, indicted for forgery, will be examined into to day before Judge Lyons.
The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Judge Lyons's Court. --The time of Judge Lyons was yesterday taken up in hearing an application for ball of Isaac Jacobs, charged with uttering forged passports and selling the same. James M. D. Irvin's case, charged with obtaining money under false pretences, was postponed until the next term of the Court.
The Daily Dispatch: May 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], Licensed preachers. (search)
Mayor's Court. --The following is a summary of the business transacted in this Court yesterday: James M. D. Irvin was charged with feloniously forging the name of George W. Finley, on the 26th November, 1863, and thereby obtaining $103.20 from Capt. John H. Wayt, paymaster at the C. S. commutation office. Capt. Wayt testified that on the day above mentioned the prisoner called at his office and presented the claim. While he was counting out the money, Irvin signed the name of George W. Finley to the receipt for the amount which the order called for. The accused was sent on for further trial, and remanded to prison till such time as his case will be taken up.--[This charge was heard by the Mayor some time ago, and Irvin was remanded thereon for examination before the Hustings Court, on the ground of obtaining money under false pretences. When the party was taken before Judge Lyons for final trial, however, that learned functionary differed with the Mayor as to the nature