ight send; and all these were to be thrown on Louisville, and were to co-operate with whatever force President Davis could send to Eastern Kentucky, under Buckner and Breckinridge, or whoever he might deem best to conduct the operations.
This was the programme Dr. Bowles gave the witness in the early part of May, 1864. Early in June, of the present year, Dr. Bowles told the witness that the uprising would take place if they could obtain the co-operation of Colonels Jesse, Siphert and Walker, in Kentucky.
A report of the testimony says:
William Clayton, another witness for the Government, testified that the organization first contemplated bringing the Democratic party into power, and was only understood to be a political organization; afterwards, the officers informed the members that it was a military organization.
The authorities who had control of the Government were said to be tyrannical, and that they were trampling us under foot, and that we should have to resist by forc