We caution our readers and the public at large against a certain libelous publication sought to be introduced in this city and State. It is no doubt of the same stamp as other publications purporting to expose convent life, and containing the most slanderous and indecent calumnies against those charitable ladies who devote their lives to succor the unfortunate and alleviate the sorrows and infirmities of the afflicted. Such books being too well known in the Eastern States, as to their bad character, some enterprising (?) party no doubt means to make a raise by trying to sell them in this far Northwest, thinking, perhaps, that the people of this part of our country are yet bigoted and ignorant enough to swallow such palpable falsehoods, and pay a good price for it in the bargain.

— April 16, 1870