N.p. n.d., ca. 1840s. First Edition. Short essay providing various arguments in favor of the growing abolitionist movement in the Northern states, concluding that "The District of Columbia belows to the people of the United States. To the Congress, then, belongs the right of abolishing slavery in the ten miles square." The final panel reprints excerpts of the legal definition of a slave in various southern states, including Judge George M. Stroud's slave law, "that the slave is not to be ranked among sentient beings /but/ among things" (p. 4). Apparently unrecorded, we find no evidence of this piece having been published in a larger volume or periodical. Not in OCLC as of November, 2019. Small octavo bifolium (19cm.); bottom third dampstained, the whole quite foxed, shallow dog-ear to bottom fore-edge corner; still, Very Good overall.