From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/14/1862, p. 1, c. 3

Counterfeiting Confederate Treasury Notes. – Detectives Washington Goodrich and Ro. Craddock arrested yesterday several slaves among them four, named Dick, Oliver, Henry Smith, owned by Mr. Caskie, and Jim Stuart, owned by H. J. Corville, on the charge of stealing blank sheets of genuine Confederate notes from a room in the Custom-House, and afterwards filling up and passing the same as genuine. Several days since Detective Goodrick, who is in the employment of the Treasury Department, was informed that genuine notes, with counterfeit signatures, had been put in circulation by some means, which he was requested to find out.—Becoming convinced that the sheets were stolen by somebody having access to, and a knowledge of, the building, he secreted himself for several nights in the room where the notes were kept, and was rewarded on Wednesday night for his trouble by the entry of the thief, who he immediately grabbed, and found to be a servant employed in the building in attending on the President's office. This fellow "peached" on some of his comrades, named above, who were taken in custody, put in jail, and will be carried before C. S. Commissioner Watson to-day for examination. The stolen notes are of the denomination of $20, printed in South Carolina.—Those of them put in circulation had the names of the signers traced by one of the cutest of the gang. The name of "T. O. Keesee," on the one we saw, was executed with tolerable accuracy.

 

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