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Doc. 138.-secret rebel circular. Proofs of Plotting in 1860. Huntsville, Ala., Tuesday, April 19, 1864. I have to-day come in possession of a secret circular, issued in Charleston five months before the firing on Sumter. The document is genuine. It is signed by one of the wealthiest and ablest lawyers of South-Caro
e event of the accession of Mr. Lincoln and the Republican party to power.
This informal meeting was the origin of the organization known in this community as The 1860 Association.
The objects of the Association are
1. To conduct a correspondence with leading men in the South, and, by an interchange of information and views d it is necessary to resist and defeat it. The Association is preparing pamphlets with this special object.
Funds are necessary to enable it to act promptly.
The 1860 Association is laboring for the South, and asks your aid.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Robert N. Gourdin, Chairman of the Executive Committe