Mr.Davis,I had hired a researcher and they found at NARA.I believe record group 109. I have the bibliography of her research for me.I would have to dig it up as to exacts. I have a photocopy of several letters concerning both my GGGrandfather and Lt. Burritt.To Memminger and to Jefferson Davis.One from Mr. Gilbert the treasury agent to Col.Lee and corespondence with Robert Ould Confederate exchange agent concerning the case.Fearing the worst Lt.Elliott escaped (Lt. Elliott's Narative,History of the Thirty-Sixth Regiment Illinois Volunteers,During the War Against the Rebellion,Bennett-Haigh, Pub.1876). Lt.Burritt was released several days latter and mustered out of the Mich.Inf.. I have been unable to prove but, the Burritt's might of had pull with the Knights of the Golden Cirle or related groups. I traced to Dayton ,Ohio, Montreal, Canada during and New Orleans,LA. after the war.
In Lt.Elliott's defence he did not purposely pass the notes, they didn't belong to him and came forward in Lt.Burritt's defence,who passed the note, when he was also arrested.I own several authentic counterfiet notes including a variation of the note in question printed by Blanton Duncan.It was Federal policy not to combat counterfeiting.The most famous counterfeiter was Samuel Upham of Philadelphia,PA.who not only sold counterfeits pennies per dollar mail order but, plates as well.I would be interested in corresponding.