- Not even the emancipationist could raise his voice; for this is the high- road and the open gate to the condition in which the masters would, from interest, in a few years, desire the emancipation of every one who may thus be taken to the northwestern frontier. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
- He is a " gradual Emancipationist" and says the worst of the President's acts was his sweeping Proclamation. - "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.