. . . the Herald, has it that the disaster to Gen. Banks in the Shenandoah valley and his falling back to Williamsburg is all owing to the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and that Maryland will soon rise ripe for rebellion – that Baltimore and Washington will both soon be in the hands of Jeff. Davis, together with all the Border States – all of which will flow directly from the Abolition of slavery in the District and the Abolition proclivities of President Lincoln and the Black Republican Party. How prone men are to see things as they would wish to have them.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 31, 1862, p. 2