Reception of M. Y. Johnson and D. Sheean, Esqs., at Galena, Illinois. On their return, honorably discharged, from the bastiles, Forts Lafayette and Delaware...and an account of preliminary proceedings. Madison Y. Johnson, David Sheean.

Reception of M. Y. Johnson and D. Sheean, Esqs., at Galena, Illinois. On their return, honorably discharged, from the bastiles, Forts Lafayette and Delaware...and an account of preliminary proceedings

Galena, IL: printed at the office of the Democrat, 1863. First edition, 8vo, pp. [1]-8; original wrappers, printed in double columns, with the internal leaves unbound; stamp "M.Y. Johnson 12/1921 on the last leaf else fine. The pamphlet concerns the release of two Galena men from imprisonment in what were referred to as "abolition bastilles". These "bastilles" were prisons for Confederate soldiers, and for political dissenters, those who criticized President Lincoln and his administration. Throughout the pamphlet the speakers decry the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, and the pamphlet ends with a poem, "The Bastiled Democrat," by P.G. Ferguson. See American Bastille: A History of the Illegal Arrests and Imprisonment of American Citizens During the Late Civil War by John A. Marshall (Philadelphia, 1869). Item #53669

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