How a Passport was obtained.
--We alluded yesterday to the man Dibble
, who obtained a passport in this city last December to go North, and subsequently turned up with the Burnside
expedition at Newbern
We understand that Dibble
, a Yankee by birth, had for many years carried on a successful business in North Carolina
, and taking advantage of this fact, came here and represented to merchants, druggists, and others, that it was in his power to smuggle from the North
any quantity of articles such as the Confederacy
The bait took so far as it was necessary to secure vouchers of integrity at the Passport Office
; but how much gold he secured for the purpose of "making his purchases," we are not informed.
He got his passport, and we have now heard the result.
Being perfectly familiar with the river of North Carolina
, he no doubt assisted in piloting the expedition which captured Newbern
, and drove many loyal citizens from their homes.
As an instance of misplaced confidence, this transaction is worthy of note.