Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Confidence Game

A gentleman hailing from the Buckeye State was diddled out of fifty dollars yesterday afternoon on the cars of the B. & M. R. R.  He had taken his seat in the cars, the train being about to start, when a stranger, having ten, hundred dollar treasury notes in his hand, borrowed fifty dollars of him to make change, wishing to pay a bill just presented.  The stranger and the fifty dollars went off together and our Buckeye friend had not been able to find either, even with the help of the police last evening.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 1

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