From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/4/1862, p. 1, c. 2


Three gentlemen, evidently of foreign extraction, arrived at the Exchange Hotel yestersay afternoon from the city of New York, via Washington and Gordonsville. Laboring under the erroneous impression that Gen. McClellan had accomplished the long promised feat of capturing the Southern capital, they were frank enough to state that the purpose of their visit to Richmond was to establish an agency for the collection of Southern debts due the merchants and others of the Northern cities. – They had with them a large number of bills from different houses in New York, but before an opportunity was offered to present them, they were in charge of the Provost Marshal's vigilant detectives, and were paroled to make their appearance before Gen. Winder this morning at 9 o'clock.

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