Crawford county has finally by a vote of the people, ratified the contract for the sale of the swamp lands to the American Emigrant Company, for $200. The company are to get the title to the lands confirmed by Government, to settle them as speedily as possible, and to introduce a large number of sheep – about 5000 in two or three years.
The Cedar Valley Times announced in its last number a complete change of regime in that paper. Mr. C. M. Hollis is the new editor. At the close of a lengthy review of the present position of the parties, he says that the Times belongs “to the great party that struggles to maintain the Union inviolate, which should include all the loyal men of the nation, north and south.”
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 19, 1862, p. 2