By our despatches in the proper place it will be seen that the Norfolk Day Book has been suppressed. This “high-handed outrage” upon the “freedom of the [secesh] press” is the act of Gen. Viele, the Military Governor appointed by the “Lincoln despotism,” and is in violation of the Constitution. The Vallandighammers ought to howl. The Norfolk Day Book had just as good a “constitutional right” to preach treason in Norfolk as its colaborers in Iowa.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 31, 1862, p. 2