[Cohoes, N.Y. 1859]. 4pp. [bound with] A COPY OF A LETTER WRITTEN FROM BUFFALO, STATE OF N.Y., DECEMBER 21ST, 1860. [Buffalo? 1861?]. 8pp. [bound with] THIS IS THE SECOND EDITION OF A PAMPHLET WRITTEN ON THESE WORDS... [np: September 19]. pp 5-8 [as issued]. [bound with] CHAPTER XXVIII. WRITTEN ON THESE WORDS... [np, nd]: 8pp. [bound with] CHAPTER XXX. WRITTEN ON THESE WORDS... [np, nd]. 8pp.
An unusual grouping of Hasted's unusual letters, which begin with an 1854 missive to Franklin Pierce, written from Indianapolis and proposing compensated emancipation as the way to solve the sectional crisis. He sent the letter, with his $20 contribution, to the White House, but received no response. "I then had three thousand copies printed...and sent one to Mr. Buchanan, before he took office." Neither of them did "anything toward doing away with the system of slavery, but much to extend and perpetuate it." His next letter, sent from Buffalo, is to President-Elect Lincoln, providing further valuable advice; he supplements it with words of counsel to Jefferson Davis and Horace Greeley.
OCLC has various groupings of these items. Item #24955