A Singular Request

October 30, 1866


Questions regarding the value of Confederate notes are being raised all across the South, many Southerners feeling the United States should exchange the Confederate notes for accepted American dollars. The treasury has consistently refused to do so.


A Singular Request.--Treasurer Spinner yesterday received a letter from Greensboro', Georgia, enclosing a $500 Confederate note, and requesting that as the note was payable two years after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate and United States, it might be exchanged for greenbacks, as the action of the United States had rendered it useless. It is scarcely necessary to state that this modest request was not complied with.
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