. . . the dead Democratic party still cleave to the flesh pots. They think that the statu quo will be restored – that Toombs, Floyd, Hunter, Mason and the rest of the red handed conspirators will be restored to power – will be permitted to lord it in Congress, in the Departments and at the White House, and bestow fat offices upon the cringing servile crew of Northern doughfaces. For fear that somebody will get ahead of them or get between them and the leaders of the rebellion they are already eating dirt and defiling themselves, only anxious for fear that their abasement will not be heard of in Dixie. Instead of office these mercenary scoundrels will be damned to eternal infamy even in Dixie and loathed by the conspirators themselves whose treason, if more wicked, is certainly no more degrading and debasing.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 1