Ben. Butler has suppressed several Secession newspapers in New Orleans. This shows the necessity of restoring “the Constitution as it was,” and proves that the Valandinghammers ought to keep right on with their howling. This Butler is a hireling of the “Lincoln despotism” and is most assuredly depriving the amiable rebels, of New Orleans, of Constitutional rights! No doubt of it! Let us have a wail from Brother Clagget if he feels able to do justice to the subject.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 31, 1862, p. 2