New York: Loyal Publication Society, 1865. First edition. 8vo, unbound pamphlet, 4 pages. Some light toning; a very good copy. Item #18512
At the head of the title, Loyal Publication Society, 863 Broadway. No. 79. The pioneering political scientist and Union polemicist’s essay, dated February 1, 1865, urges the junior senator from New York to support passage of the 13th Amendment. (Morgan voted for passage later that December.) Lieber also lays out possible legislative strategies to limit increased Southern congressional representation after emancipation increases the population of the former Confederate states. The pamphlet conclues with a resolution from the New York Union League Club calling for neither armistice nor foreign mediation with the South, so assumption of Southern debt, no states rights, and the abolition of slavery. Small library duplicate stamp on the final page.