. . . on England and very justly at the conduct of the British Cabinet in withholding from the public information that Mr. Seward wrote to Mr. Adams that the seizure of the rebel commissioners was an act not authorized by our Government. Every bit of information seems to have been carefully husbanded by stock speculators. It is possible that Thurlow Weed who corresponds constantly and confidentially with our Secretary of State has been innocent enough to make a big pile out of the lately panic stricken stock market.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2