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Knights of the Golden Circle, Coded Message, April 14, 1861

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Knights of the Golden Circle coded message, April 1861

acording [sic] to Gen’l instructions given as by Mr Clark who
organizes a K.G.C. castle in this place, I enclose 6 for degree[?]
works ____[?] necessary for first and second degrees[.]
If the amt is not sufficient write and we write to
send the ballance [sic]. [W]e need them[.] [P]lease send
immediately[.] Yours Fraternally Edwin Hobby

Sec.
St. Marys Castle

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Knights of the Golden Circle, Coded Message, April 14, 1861. Hobart Huson Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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