The following letter, directed to the Assistant Treasu-rer at New York, is from the Assistant Deputy Quarter-master General of the United States army, whose checks were forged by the Mormons. The checks on St. Louis are printed in green ink; those on New York are in rose color, and the latter hue of the right tint was not obtain-able at the moment. The fraud has been thoroughly exposed, and Major CROSMAN deserves much credit for his promptness and sagacity:
DEPUTY QUARTERMASTER GEN.'S OFFICE,
CAMP FLOYD, JULY 11, 1859.
SIR : Referring to my letter of the 25th May last, I have now the pleasure to add that the counterfeiters therein referred to, after completing all their arrange-ments, printed, filled up, and put in circulation here, on the 8th instant, a check on the Assistant Treasurer, St. Louis, for $367.65, which was immediately brought to me, pronounced a forgery, and the issue of it promptly arrested. The United States Marshal found also in his possession or on his premises a quantity of blank printed checks already prepared for filling up, a specimen of which I send you that you may see how well the work is executed. The copperplate was also found, with mate-rials for counterfeiting, all of which are now in my pos-session.
Another of these rogues was subsequently arrested in Great Salt Lake City. He is an engraver, and a large quantity of tools and printing materials were also found in his place of business, in the tithing building of Brig-ham Young, President of the Mormon Church. These tools and materials are also in my possession.
It is supposed there are others implicated in this bold attempt to defraud the Treasury, but so far it has not been possible to get the necessary evidence for their arrest.
It was the original intention of the parties to counter-feit checks also on your office; but there being some difficulty in obtaining here red ink of the exact tint, or hue required, the green ink was adopted, and the fraud attempted on the Assistant Treasurer at St. Louis. From the best information we can obtain it is now believed that no such checks have been counterfeited on your office.
Both the prisoners are Mormons of high standing, and it is understood that the profits of the transaction were to have inured to the benefit of the Church. All the coun-terfeits were to have been exact copies of my original genuine checks, and a large amount of them were to have been sold in California.
The trial of these culprits will, it is thought, develop some interesting facts for the General Government.
Thus fortunately is nipped in the bud another great crime of these Mormons against the United States.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. H. CROSMAN,
Deputy Quartermaster General.
J. J. Cisco, Esq.
Assistant Treasurer U. S., New York.
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