Capt. Charles H. Stewart
, of the 2d Virginia regiment, has sent to this office several specimens of counterfeit small notes, which were found in a bundle thrown away by one of the Yankee
prisoners, captured at the battle of Cedar Run
. One of these is a twenty-five cent note of the corporation of Richmond
, exceedingly well executed and calculated to deceive.
Another, is a one dollar note, corporation of Richmond
, first issue, dated April 19, 1861. This note bears only a slight resemblance to the genuine and may be easily detected.
The third is a twenty-five cent note of the county of Camden, North Carolina
Not having one of the original notes before us we cannot say whether the counterfeit is likely to impose upon the public.
The fourth is a fifty cent note on the ‘"Mechanics Savings and Loan Association,"’ of Savannah, Ga.
This counterfeit is said, by those who have seen the original note, to be well executed and difficult of detection.
The one before us certifies that ‘"J. Ross
"’ has deposited fifty cents with the Association, and is numbered 155--Douglas
N. O. No other people than the Yankees
would resort to the contemptible business of counterfeiting these notes, and they only add another to the many evidences we already have of the unprincipled foe with whom we are contending.