COMMENTS ON THE POLICY INAUGURATED BY THE PRESIDENT, IN A LETTER AND TWO SPEECHES, BY MONTGOMERY BLAIR, POSTMASTER-GENERAL.

New York: Hall, Clayton & Medole, Printers, 1863. 20pp, stitched in original printed wrappers. Very Good plus.

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 #31501

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