Chicago: Printed at the Daily Times Book and Job Office, 1857. First Chicago edition. Original self-wrappers, 10.25 x 6 inches, 15 pages, untrimmed. Unopened. Light damp-stain to the upper third of the sheet, small stain to the lower outer corner; a very good copy. Item #18536
Per Byrd, "This speech was the first public expression of his views on the Dred Scott decision. In it he accepted the decision and insisted that 'the whole principle of Popular Sovereignty and self-government is sustained and firmly established by the authority of this decision.' " Byrd also notes this pamphlet was intended to lay the groundwork for his 1858 re-election. An edition printed in Springfield and an 8-page edition without an imprint also appeared the same year, as well as an edition in German. Flake, Mormon Bibliography, 2985; Ante-Fire Imprints 250; Byrd 2635.