Trial of Abraham Lincoln by the Great Statesman of the Republic – Pamphlet
After Converting to Spiritualism,
Lincoln Has A Conversation With
the Departed Spirits of the Revolution
TRIAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY THE GREAT STATESMEN OF THE REPUBLIC. A COUNCIL OF THE PAST ON THE TYRANNY OF THE PRESENT…. New York 1863. 29p.; printed wraps. [M252].
This was originally published in a Catholic family paper, Metropolitan Record, edited by John Mullaly. To discredit the administration, quotations by Lincoln are used against him, in a “trial” using a jury of quotations from Henry Clay, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Elbridge Gerry, and others.
Bearing a Private Library label from George P. Hambrecht (1841-1943). Hambrecht, according to the Madison Capital Times, had the sixth largest Lincoln library in the nation; topping out at 1,500 volumes. He was the first head of the Wisconsin Lincoln Fellowship. A practicing attorney, he was a life-long Wisconsin resident. His collection resides at the Wisconsin Historical Society. In self-folding protective boards.