Madison, WI: Atwood & Rublee, 1865. 24pp, stitched in original blue printed wrappers. Very Good.
A Democrat who, because he opposed slavery, became a Republican in 1856, Doolittle had ardently supported President Lincoln. After War's end, however, he came into "sharp collision" [DAB] with Radical Republicans, and supported President Johnson's policy to return the rebel States to the Union with as little fuss as possible.
Journalist Smith's pamphlet pillories President Johnson and Senator Doolittle for these views. Rebels have the "audacity to claim their individual rights under the Constitution which they had repudiated and forsworn, and which they were fighting and plotting to overthrow." Now, under Johnson, they have "found a President in the Chair and members of Congress ready to concede the monstrous claim."
FIRST EDITION. Bartlett 4518. Sabin 83029. WI Imprints Inventory 220. Not in Blockson, Work, LCP. Item #18088