C.G. Baylor to R.M.T. Hunter, 1860, in Annual Report of the American Historical Association For the Year 1916, Vol. II, Correspondences of Robert M.T. Hunter 1826-1876, ed. Charles Henry Ambler (Washington: United States of America Government Printing Office, 1918), 310-311.
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New Orleans, [LA.], March 31st, 1860.
MY DEAR SIR: We have started an organization here to bring your name before the public as the proper man for the Charleston nomination.
I have to day sent a communication to the “Constitution” on the subject. It ought to be published by the Editor and I presume it will be. I shall start at once for Washington and hope to arrive in a few days.
You must not consider this a liberty Mr. Hunter, because it is the duty of every man who has a stable in the country to do something to save it. Your nomination is in my humble opinion the only one with which the party can succeed. Believing so, I have taken the liberty of giving an impulse to the idea in the southwest and shall follow it up.