Chicago: Published for American Citizens, The True Maintainers of State Sovereignty, 1863. 4, viii, 208pp Original printed wrappers [top half of front wrapper missing], signatures beginning to loosen Partly untrimmed Light tanning and dustsoiling of outer leaves Scattered pencil notations Includes 8 page insert consisting of a two page letter signed by the author dated March 28, 1864 and a six page syllabus Good+ Ante-Fire Imprints and Bartlett record the wrapper date as 1864 and title page date This copy's wrapper is dated , as is the title page An active and energetic Chicago author, industrialist, and businessman, Wright was a War Democrat This long discourse on a variety of subjects, generally war-related, does not reveal any sympathy for the slaves or Free Negroes "In this just, defensive war, we white men should require-- yes, compel-- our Federal Administration to abandon its reliance on the Negro We are abundantly able to protect ourselves and our every right, against the assaults of the South We want no Negro aid in our defence, and we want to be saved the disgrace, at the end of this war, of having it said, that the North could do nothing except with the help of the slaves" FIRST EDITION Ante-Fire Imprints 764 [10] Bartlett 5982. Item #20786

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