The American Whip Company, of Charlestown, have manufactured a magnificent whip, which is to be presented to President Lincoln. A portion of the stock is ivory, elaborately carved, with patriotic devices, and a raised portrait of the President. The remainder of the stock is a hickory stick, with silver tipped knots. The ferrules are of gold, and on one is an appropriate inscription.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2