New York Daily News
Dec 25 1860

"If Louisiana were silly enough to take advantage of her position, to stop the free transit of the products of the Northwest, under whatever Government she or they may be, it would be exactly what New York and Philadelphia, and Boston want. It would be doing their work for them at our own cost; and nobody knows this better than the political parties of that region, who are pretending to be alarmed for such a result, and threaten to come down and prevent it by force. They could not do such a thing if they would; they would not do so if they could. If that day of convulsion should come, they would intrigue and pay that Louisiana should help them turn the commerce of the West toward the East." Thus writes a "Louisianian" on the subject.