Nathaniel Russell Middleton was a student (B.A. 1828; M.A. 1832), trustee and president (1857-1880) of the College of Charleston. "An Essay on Secession,' which argues for the immediate secession of South Carolina, was possibly delivered to students in 1860 during his tenure as president. 24 pages.
Result found on the following page of: Volume 7: Monthly Meteorological Records, 1838-1867
[Color image.] Caption at top: 'The harbor of Charleston, S.C.--From sketches by our special artist.--Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island.' Caption at middle: 'Fort Pinckney, Charleston, S.C.' Caption at bottom: 'Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C.' [full date Dec. 1, 1860.]
Caption: 'The Charleston Convention--view of the South Carolina Institute building, in Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C., where the Democratic Convention will hold its meeting during the present month of April.--from a sketch by our Special Artist.--see page 804.' [full date April 14, 1860.]