THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE PEOPLE.

Boston: A. Williams and Co., 1868. Original printed wrappers, stitched. 35, [1 blank] pp. Old rubberstamps on title page and front wrapper. A few spots. Good+.

The author, a Massachusetts man, dedicates his pamphlet "To the Illustrious Major-General George B. McClellan." Greene [1819-1878] calls himself "one of the most faithful although one of the least meritorious of his former subordinates." Wikipedia describes Greene as an abolitionist who nevertheless obviously had great affection for McClellan; a fan of Transcendentalism; and, by this time in his life, "a full-fledged anarchist" who favored interest-free banking.
His pamphlet emphasizes that "The legal peoples, and not Congress, are the true sovereign. It is the freedom of speech and of the press, the enjoyment of liberty and property, and the pursuit of happiness, which is to be ranked as of natural right, and which is guaranteed as such by the State constitutions." State tribunals have failed to give the people "the full benefit of the State Declarations of Rights."
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