New York: Hall, Clayton & Medole, Printers, 1863. 20pp, disbound with a bit of loosening. Foxed, hole in lower blank forecorner of title page. Good to Good+.
Blair rejects the 'State Suicide' notion-- advocated by the Rebels as well as Radical Republicans-- that the seceded States have lost their character as such; and, though opposed to slavery, he supports the removal of Negroes from the United States. "To free the slaves of the South, without removing them, would result in the massacre of them." As a military necessity, Blair supports the Emancipation Proclamation and lauds Lincoln's "patriotism and comprehensive wisdom."
Bartlett 476. Sabin 5749. Item #22907