Benjamin Van Orden Theft

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Benjamin Van Orden Theft - A Diabolical Piclt-pockc.t.--M r Be jamin Van...
A Diabolical Piclt-pockc.t.--M r Be jamin Van Orden, an old revolutionary revolutionary soldier, from Coxcuckic, this morning drew bis pension money from the Branch Bank,to the of one hundred and sixty dollars.-The dollars.-The bills which he received were, one of one hundred dollars; one fifty dollars; and one of ten dollars. As he stepped from the pension office into the street, he was by a gentlemanly looking person, who remarked--"You are from (he country, 1 perceive."' Yes, sir."-"You sir."-"You have just been taking some nitcd States Bills?" "Yes, sir."-"Well, sir."-"Well, my friend, there are a many counterfeits upon this bank, ,and I'd advise you to be careful, , ptuU^ave them, examined--will you let me look at them?" The ol.d soldier hesitated. *'JTm a good judge of bank bill?, and should like to them." The old soldier held his pocket book in his hand, but did comply w i t h the stran^r's "You had better get them exchanged," exchanged," said the stranger--who was evidently an anti-bank man-( man-( '(hc United United States Bank is not safe'--1 would recommend the Merchants' Exchange Bank---I will go and show it to you." The soldier, not exactly availing himself of the proffered k i n d n c f s o f the stranger, nor positively refusing, thrust his pocket-book into his pocket, and walked along with the other. Presently, on pas- eing a comer, the k i n d stranger cudtfciilj- -mi-pii)pr. Jn (he uc.xt tno- mcnt the simple-hearted old soldier discovered that his pocket-book was Spec. missing also!--.A r . y p

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  1. Huron Reflector,
  2. 24 Sep 1833, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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