The Man Without a Country and Other Tales

This story was written in the summer of 1863, as a contribution, however humble, towards the formation of a just and true national sentiment, or sentiment of love to the nation. It was at the time when Mr. Vallandigham had been sent across the border. It was my wish, indeed, that the story might be printed before the autumn elections of that year,-as my "testimony" regarding the principles involved in them,-but circumstances delayed its publication till the December number of the Atlantic appeared.