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22 August 1862: “Feeling a deep interest and even anxiety in the speedy and faithful execution of the conscript law, I cannot allow myself to be represented as opposed or even neutral towards it.”

Item description: Clerk’s copy of a letter, dated 22 August 1862, from North Carolina Governor Henry T. Clark to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The letter continues a discussion about conscription among Clark, Davis, Confederate Secretary of War George W. Randolph … Continue reading

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17 August 1862: “The state of my health renders it absolutely necessary that I should rest at home as long as possible before the inauguration.”

Item description: Letter, 17 August 1862, from Governor-elect Zebulon B. Vance to former North Carolina governor, William A. Graham (governor from 1845 to 1849). Vance was elected in August 1862, running as the candidate from the Conservative Party. His victory … Continue reading

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