[Salem, MA: by the Author, 1863]. The author, a medically-furloughed Captain in the Salem Volunteer Infantry, defends himself against accusations of disloyalty brought by Salem citizens who had overheard him maligning the Emancipation Proclamation during an argument in a dry-goods store. In his text, which is comprised of transcripts of letters written to Governor John Andrew and to the citizens of Salem, Devereux defends his right to object to Emancipation, as it does not interfere with his oath of loyalty to the Constitution. Folded self-wraps; 8pp. Creased, worn, with small tears in margins; complete and Good.