. . . have recently written a letter, advising emancipation as the last resort of the South. As he has, in times past preached the divinity of Slavery, and defended it as the sole bulwark of the South in resisting the inroads of Northern infidelity this looks a little like sacrificing the spiritual for the temporal advantage.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 1