[Wilmington? 1863]. 15, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, with caption title as issued. Margin toning, couple of rubberstamps on page , and a short closed tear [no loss]. Good+.
A founder of the New York Times and a Republican politician, Raymond arraigns the Slave Power, which is responsible for the War. He says "the slaveholding interest" has been "hostile to all its other great interests, controlling, with absolute and intolerant sway, the army and navy of the United States, the distribution of public patronage in all departments of the Government, proscribing every man in every section of the country who held Slavery to be an evil, influencing the legislation of Congress, dictating or overruling the decisions of the Supreme Court, depraving the organization and action of political parties and aiming through their action to make Slavery, as a political power, permanent and perpetual in the Government of the United States."
The Slave Power has been "grasping at complete control of the Territories of the United States, for the sake of making them the basis of new extensions of its political power." These were startling accomplishments: "the slaveholding class constituted less than one-fiftieth part of the population of the United States." The War, he predicts, is the death knell of Slavery; Reconstruction should occur speedily and without harsh punishment.
Bartlett 4003. Sabin 68057 note. OCLC 16502074  as of January 2022. Item #38109