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The Quartermaster-General, in an order, publishes the decision of the Second Comptroller, stating that affidavits taken before a notary public after the 1st of October last must have a certificate of the Secretary of State or clerk of the Court of Records to the official character of the notary. It is said that two per cent. of the fractional currency received at the Treasury is counterfeit. This comes to the Department from bankers and others deemed experts in judging money, and two per cent. escaping the detection of such parties gives some idea of the extent of this kind of counterfeiting. It is stated that E. M. Bruce, a member of the late Confederate Congress from Kentucky, has presented General Breckinridge with the sum of one hundred thousand dollars. The receipts from internal revenue on the 8th instant amounted to one million four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
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