. . . bet enormously, in the way of operating in the stock market and the solution of the Trent difficulties would be peaceful. They speculated for a rise – that is to say, bought stocks largely when they had declined – believing that Mason and Slidell would be given up. Of course they won vast sums.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2