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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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30 June 1862: “I am induced to believe that the law is not as “distasteful” as his Excellency imagines and with his cooperation and assistance there would be comparatively no objection to it.”

Item description: Letter, 30 June 1862, from Peter Mallett, head of Conscription for North Carolina, to Gen. George W. Randolph, Confederate Secretary of War.   Item citation: From folder 6 in the Peter Mallett Papers, #480, Southern Historical Collection, The … Continue reading

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24 June 1862: “The conscript act is very distasteful to our people and doubts of its constitutionality have been raised…”

Item description: Clerk’s copy of a letter, dated 24 June 1862, from North Carolina Governor Henry T. Clark to Maj. Peter Mallett, head of Confederate conscription in North Carolina.       Item citation: From folder 6 in the Peter Mallett … 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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2 December 1861: “The great and pressing demand for the immediate supply of salt for the use of our citizens and soldiers…”

Item description: Ex officio governor Henry T. Clark transmitted these instructions for producing salt from seawater to the North Carolina Secession Convention for its consideration. The instructions came from Ebenezer Emmons, state geologist of North Carolina. Item citation: “Manufacture of … Continue reading

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