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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 … Continue reading

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4 February 1862: “So far as the Executive could, he has applied for payment to the Confederate States…”

Item description: Correspondence from Governor Henry Toole Clark to Weldon N. Edwards, President of North Carolina’s Secession Convention, concerning the state’s claims against the Confederate government. Item citation: “Claims of North Carolina Against the Confederate Government.” Documents of the Convention … Continue reading

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8 January 1862: “[President Jefferson Davis] never names Beauregard. I think, after all, he does not like him or think much of him. I am not sure but the Sec’y of War is in the same category.”

Item description: Entry, 8 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written in Richmond, Va. Bragg comments on Confederate foreign relations, arrangements for the delivery of mail abroad, events in … Continue reading

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6 January 1862: “Smuggling was spoken [of] and Mr. Memminger said the Gov’t winked at it because of our necessities…”

Item description: Entry, 6 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written in Richmond, Va. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From the Thomas Bragg Papers, 3304-z, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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3 January 1862: “Upon the whole it will be almost certain that they will involve themselves in a war with England before the winter is over.”

Item description: Entry, 3 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863) written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. This entry comments on the Trent Affair and foreign relations and relates … Continue reading

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27 June 1861: An Ordinance to Cede to the Confederate States, the Property in and Jurisdiction over the Forts, Light Houses, Beacons, Marine Hospitals and Mint in North Carolina

Item description: An ordinance by the North Carolina Secession Convention ceding parcels of land formerly held by the United States government to the new government of the Confederate States of America. Item Transciption: [No. 29.] AN ORDINANCE TO CEDE TO … Continue reading

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19 June 1861: “An Ordinance to Ratify the Constitution of the Confederate States of America”

Item description: An ordinance, passed by the North Carolina Secession Convention, to ratify the Constitution of the Confederate States of America. Item Transciption: [No. 11.] AN ORDINANCE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WHEREAS, On the … Continue reading

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5 June 1861: “…jurisdiction…is hereby ceded to the Confederate States of America, for the purpose of maintaining and erecting therein Arsenals, Magazines, or other necessary buildings…”

Item description: “An Ordinance Vesting in the Confederate States of America Jurisdiction Over Certain Tracts of Land in the Town of Fayetteville and County of Cumberland” No. 2. Item Transcription: [No. 2.] AN ORDINANCE VESTING IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF … Continue reading

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14 May 1861: “…all prizes of vessels and property captured by private armed ships…”

Item description: “AN ACT Regulating the sale of Prizes, and the distribution thereof.” No. 126. Item transcription: [click here to view a full transcription of the acts and resolutions via Documenting the American South] Item citation: From Acts and resolutions … Continue reading

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