. . . for the third quarter of 1860 were $157,035 same quarter of 1861 $144,934; showing a decrease under the whole secession movement of only $12,101. It is believed that with the rapidly increased correspondence of the last quarter of 1861, the returns, when audited, will exhibit a revenue to the Department fully equal to that of the corresponding quarter of 1860.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 22, 1862, p. 2