Secession — a Plot Within a Plot. / No Northern Democrat Admitted into the In- / side Plot [caption title, followed by 14 paragraphs of text printed in two long columns of dense type]. Signed in type at the end "E.H.L."

Cincinnati, (OH): Cincinnati Gazette, 1863. Printed broadside, 17 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, a separate printing from the Cincinnati Gazette. The author, who resided in the South for fifteen years before hostilities began in 1861, examines the motives of two schools of secessionists: one group, hoping to force a reconstructed union with guarantees for the slave states and reduced power for the northeast, was known to northern Democrats, while the other, in his opinion the more powerful, looked for permanent disunion and kept their views hidden from outsiders; he sums up his argument noting that only "the entire defeat of the rebellion by force of arms" will bring about a reunification of the country. Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Closed tear into text, folded, old tideline in left margin; still a very good copy. (#5079). Item #58051

Price: $225.00

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