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Tennessee — the evacuation of Knoxville. (search)
Attempt to pass counterfeit money. --Yesterday morning Deputy Marshal Henry Myers and detective Washington Goodrich arrested two negroes, named Johnson, (free,) and Carey, slave of Wm. S. Blackburn, of Middlesex, charged with passing counterfeit money. Johnson presented at the counter of the Confederate States Treasury Department a $100 counterfeit bill for exchange.--Goodrich was immediately sent for, and took him in custody, when the negro stated that he had received it from the negro Goodrich was immediately sent for, and took him in custody, when the negro stated that he had received it from the negro boy Carey, at Camp Lee, to exchange for him.--Deputy-Marshal Myers was sent after Carey, and succeeded in making his arrest. The case was examined before Commissioner Walson yesterday afternoon, and it was found that Carey had received the bill from a soldier in payment for a watch, and did not know it was worthless. Having some doubts, from his inability to spend it, of its genuineness, he had given it to Johnson to dispose of, if good. Johnson at once proceeded to the Treasury Department, a