[New York: Loyal Publication Society / Francis & Loutrel, 1864]. First Edition. Short fable about Growler, "an excitable man" who resents paying income tax to fuel the ongoing war: "He had never liked the war--thought it unnecessary and wicked; the work of politicians." However, the narrator delineates the ways in which taxes have been used to benefit and protect the Union and by p. 4 Growler is a changed man. Issued by the Loyal Publication Society, which published materials to offset the copperhead propaganda disseminated to Union troops. BAL 94; SABIN 2136; WRIGHT II 94. Octavo (23.5cm.) bifolium. Extremities rather chipped and worn, previous horizontal fold with some brief splitting touching text without loss of sense, contemporary ownership signature at head of upper panel; Good only.