New York: American News Company, 1865. First Edition. The New York businessman and founder, the previously year, of the American News Company, proposing the Union's appropriation of rebel property. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's tan printed wrappers; 70pp. Disbound from larger volume and lacking rear cover, a few tiny chips along extremities, none approaching text. Inscribed and signed by the author on p. , though trimmed textblock slightly affecting first line of inscription.