Boston and Chicago [Cambridge]: A. Williams and Company, and J.R. Walsh [Houghton and Company], 1867. 31, [1 blank], xxiv, 189, [3] pp. Original printed wrappers with wrapper title; title page follows page 31 and is at page [iii] [as issued]. Wraps lightly worn, occasional mild text spotting, Very Good. INSCRIBED ON FRONT WRAPPER, "Hon. R.H. Dana with compliments of J. Wright."

Wright was an indefatigable Chicago editor, promoter, entrepreneur, booster of that City and his State, and a War Democrat.
DAB, whose sketch of Wright's life is otherwise respectful, says the author's works published during this period "gave evidence of the weakening of his mind. His reason finally gave way, and he was committed to an asylum in Philadelphia." This pamphlet lends some support to DAB's diagnosis. Wright calls himself "an enthusiast," indeed a "monomane upon this question of State Sovereignty." His "perfect solution" to the problems of the day is outlined in a detailed text on the origins of the State-- with erudite references to Aristotle, Puffendorf, Vattel, and others-- and the sovereignty of the individual States.
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