Anyone researching the history of the Knights of the Golden Circle will undoubtedly come across references to Geo. Bickley's "Address to the People of the Southern States", alternately as the "Knights of the Golden Circle Convention address Raleigh, NC. May 1860". You will find it listed in the footnotes of various research articles listed as:
"Records of the KGC Convention, 1860, Raleigh, N.C. (http://gunshowonthenet/AfterTheFact/KGC/KGC0571860.html),"
Most recently this address was again referenced in David C. Keehn's
"Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, civil
War", published by LSU Press April 15, 2913 and noted as being at
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