Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Counterfeit Bank Notes passed by Henry Bollinger in Prince George's County - Notice published May 1814


WILL be given by the subscriber for apprehending so that he may be brought to justice, HENRY BOLLINGER, who, on the 17th of February last, passed to the subscriber in payment of a negro woman, three fifty dollar counterfeit bank notes, purporting to be of the Bank of Virginia, payable at Richmond.  Said Bollinger, and his son, Henry Bollinger, it is believed, lives on the Mississippi river.  He was in company with his uncle, Jacob Bollinger, and his son, Henry Bollinger.  Whoever will apprehend, so that he may be brought to conviction, the said Henry Bollinger, shall receive the above reward of fifty dollars.  
                                                                                   THEOPHILUS TURTON.[1]
Prince George's county

                              March 14. 181[3] [2]
               March - eo3n [3]

[1] Turtun could be perhaps related to the Turton family of Nottingham, Prince George's County, Maryland. see:

[2] the last digit is obscured...it could be interpreted as a 3 or 5; and possibly has a 4 super imposed.

[3]  Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 05-07-1814; Volume: II; Issue: 420; Page: [1]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John peter Thompson, May 7th, 2013.

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