The secesh in Kentucky are quite lively. They are more demonstrative just now than they have been at any time since the extinction of Kentucky neutrality. The reason is, the encouragement they received in the North. They mark the increasing disloyalty of the considerable portion of the Northern press, and the growing partizanism, and are impressed that their day is coming. They had better not lay that flattering unction to their souls. The great mass of the people of the North are sincerely devoted and committed for life and death to the cause of the Union, which means the subjugation of the rebellion, and if every insurrectionary State has to suffer complete devastation in order to put down the insurgents, why it will be devastated.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 2