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    "K. G. C., An Authentic Exposition of the Origin, Objects, and Secret Work of the Organization Known as the Knights of the Golden Circle." District of Kentucky: Published by the U.S. National U. C., February 1862. 8vo. 16 pages. Slim side-stitched pamphlet, without outer wrappers, presumably as issued. Paper is toned, with a few shallow creases. Contemporary inked name at top of first page. Very good condition. Exposé written against the K.G.C., a secret society that had sought to extend Southern slave interests into Latin America and the West Indies. This forceful diatribe against the "treasonable organization" asserts that the group is "secretly conspiring against the rights and liberties of the people" and had even planned an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Lincoln's life. Revealed in the pages of this short but fiery work are the group's heretofore secret passwords, signals, and alphabet code.

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