A few years ago there flourished in our city a building firm, under the name of Cotes & Patchin. It was summarily dissolved one day, by Patchin taking the cars, and the money of the firm at the same time, and leaving for parts unknown. – Where he brought up was not definitely ascertained; but among the rebels not long since taken in Missouri was the aforesaid Patchin. We learn that he has been duly installed in the penitentiary at Alton, where he should have been long since. Of such material are rebels made.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, March 14, 1862, p. 1