. . . brook the outrage perpetrated upon the good name of their city by the recent mob at the Opera House on the occasion of the appearance of Wendell Phillips, and so have sent him an invitation to repeat his lecture in that city on his return east, when they pledge themselves to “see him through.” Mr. Phillips will probably accept the invitation.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 2