17 February 1862: “…the State of North Carolina will, and doth hereby assume the payment of the tax known as the war tax, levied by the government of the Confederate States upon the people of North Carolina…”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, called on state government to “assume the payment of the tax known as the war tax, [which was] levied by the government of the Confederate States upon the people of North Carolina, by an act of the Confederate Congress, ratified on the — day of —, 1861.”

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Item citation:An Ordinance To Provide For The Assumption and Payment Of The Confederate Tax.” Ordinances of the State Convention. Raleigh : W.W. Holden, printer to the state, 1863. VC342.2 1861or, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.

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