NEW YORK, May 1.
The Herald says: “We have received information from a reliable source that certain parties in this city are giving practical aid and comfort to the rebels. If our information be correct, two secessionists recently arrived here from the South, brought on a quantity of tobacco valued at and sold here for fifty thousand dollars, which sum they invested in army clothing and hats for the rebels. Their goods were sent from the city yesterday, to a small town south of Nashville, where they will be taken in charge by the rebel authorities. The boxes containing them are marked with a diamond. If our authorities on the line of route exercise due vigilance, the goods may be intercepted.”
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 2, 1862, p. 1