. . . where he had excellent opportunity of acquiring information, expresses the opinion that the French and rebels have an understanding with regard to operations in that country. He confirms the report that the rebels are attempting to get a footing in the states of Sonora and Chihuahua, with the design of annexing them and Lower California to the dominions of Jeff. Davis, and of thus having a Pacific coast and one excellent harbor there at least, Gauymas.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 1