[St. Louis? 1862?]. 30, [1 blank] pp. Original printed wrappers [some extremity chipping]. Stitched. Printed in double columns, running title. Very Good.
For a biography of this St. Louis German-American, see DAB. Kroeger spent a bit of time as a Lieutenant on General Fremont's staff in the Missouri theater. His pamphlet, a scarce philosophic justification of the American Union, discusses the nature of individual freedom, federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances. Kroeger criticizes the suspension of habeas corpus: "No individual becomes a citizen of a State to have his rights guaranteed to him when there is no danger, but to have them secured when danger threatens."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 38320. 306 NUC 0302105 . Not in Nevins, Eberstadt, Decker, Bartlett, LCP. Item #13011