[New York: 1860]. 36pp, disbound. Caption title [as issued], printed in double columns. Good+.
The editor of the New York Times tries to reason with the South's notorious Fire-Eater and its most accomplished orator. Writing in late 1860 after Abraham Lincoln's election, Raymond says Yancey's many speeches in the North during the presidential campaign were either "very imperfectly informed in the history of this country, or very reckless and unscrupulous." Rebutting Yancey, he demonstrates that Northern States, far from encouraging the international slave trade, insisted on its immediate abolition; charges him with a conspiracy, in concert with "a comparatively small number of men in the Southern States," to destroy the Union; and warns him that war will surely follow any attempt to secede.
LCP 8655. Sabin 68046. Not in Owen, Dumond, Blockson, Work, Decker, Eberstadt, Monaghan. Item #32005