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20 January 1862: “It is desirable that Constitutions, based on sound republican principles, should be as seldom subjected as possible to general revisions and changes…”

Item description: Signed by William Woods Holden and Ervin A. Thompson, this report explains their dissenting views concerning new modes of amending North Carolina’s constitution, which were proposed by the state’s Secession Convention. They argue against extraneous calls for and … 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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2 May 1861: “…it shall not be lawful to administer to any officer within this State any oath or affirmation to support the constitution of the United States.”

Item description: “An Act to Repeal 5th Section of the 76th Chapter of the Revised Code, Entitled ‘Oaths.’” Chapter 13. Item citation: From Public Laws of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the General Assembly, at its First Extra … Continue reading

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