. . . that the President has received earnest and numerous assurances of support in the policy of his late message from slaveholders of Maryland and Delaware, many among the most influential of whom we have not only signified their acquiescence in the project, but have urged it upon the favorable consideration of Mr. Lincoln. “The president in his message, whatever may be thought by some of its expediency or practicability, has merely responded to the wishes and representations of a portion at least among the population most directly concerned in the measure.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday Morning, March 27, 1862, p. 2