[Cincinnati: American Reform Tract and Book Society, 1858]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm); side-stitched self-wrappers; 24pp. Some light foxing, else Near Fine condition. Study of the affect of slavery on both the families of the slaveholder and the slave, the former in danger of corruption due to "absolute, irresponsible power" (p. 17). Conversely, because slaves could not legally marry, "no slave was ever prosecuted for bigamy, or for fornication, or for adultery" (p. 12), though presumably what Whipple meant was that no slave was prosecuted for these crimes committed with another slave. DUMOND, p. 116, describing this as the "Rejected Tract, having received a prize of $200 and afterward being rejected by publishing committees"); LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 11129.