The General Assembly of the Presbyterians in the United States, convened here at 11 o’clock to-day. Assembly opened by Rev. John C. Backus, D. D., of Baltimore. They accepted the hall of representatives, tendered by a resolution of the legislature and met there at 4 P. M.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, May 17, 1862, p. 2