. . . well known as the “poet laureate of the West,” had a stroke of paralysis Wednesday night, and was, last night, so ill that his recovery was pronounced impossible and it was esteemed doubtful whether he would live until morning. He was removed from his room at the Burnet House to St. John’s Hospital, where he receives the kindest attention. – Cin. Com. 8th.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, March 12, 1862, p. 2