Lengthy biographical and bibliographical essay; from 1852 to Spooner's death, examining An Essay on the Trial by Jury, the No Treason essays and his subsequent influence
"Until the Civil War, Spooner had labored to integrate the principles of the Constitution with those of natural law. No Treason ... rejected the idea that anyone was obliged to respect the Constitution.... The first No Treason — subtitled The Suppression of the Rebellion Finally Disposes of the Pretence That the United States Government Rests on Consent — was intended as the first of six pamphlets. But only two more appeared: No. II: The Constitution (1867), and No. VI: The Constitution of No Authority (1870). In introducing VI, Spooner noted that Nos. III, IV, and V did not exist but he did not explain their absence."