Richmond: V.L. Fore, Printer, 1869. 48pp. Disbound, recently stapled. Light wear to corners and outside edge of title page. Minor dustsoiling of title page, else clean. Good+.
Gilmer, who believed he had been unfairly discharged by McCulloch from federal office, charges him with "the delusion that the people, and particularly the tax-payers, are the mere dupes of those who are expressly entrusted with administrative powers to protect their interests, by an honest and faithful enforcement of the laws...that a wise smile and a gracious nod of the head from the chief officers of your Department will compensate for licensed infatuation and approving winks at the most persistent indifference to crimes in high places." He warns McCulloch, "You have, in the pride and insolence of office, sought to crush me, and the effort shall recoil on your own head."
FIRST EDITION. Haynes 6937. Swem 1993. Not in Cappon. Item #21537