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2 February 1865: “The inclination of my mind at present is that the proposed change in the charter of the Danville Bank would be unconstitutional.”

Item Description: Letter written by John Gilmer to William T. Sutherlin.  He writes about the constitutionality of a change to the charter of Danville Bank in Danville, VA. Item Citation: Folder 21, in the William Thomas Sutherlin Papers, #3327, Southern … Continue reading

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25 August 1863: “I have no one elce […] he is the only one that can manage them. if he was taken from them now they would become a nuisance in the county.”

Item description: Letter, 25 August 1863, from Olivia Andrews, St. Joseph, La., to George Logan. Andrews, apparently a widowed plantation mistress, writes Logan to ask for a conscription exemption for her plantation overseer, John L. Dulaney, because she worries that his absence … Continue reading

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31 May 1862: “That fifteen lashes be inflicted upon any colored man or woman, who, for the sake of convenience, and unaccompanied by any white person, may walk on forbidden ground…”

Item description: At the 31 May 1862 meeting of the Philanthropic Society, a committee recommended passage of the following law: “That fifteen lashes be inflicted upon any colored man or woman, who, for the sake of convenience, and unaccompanied by … Continue reading

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11 December 1861: AN ORDINANCE FOR SUPPRESSING OPPRESSIVE SPECULATION UPON THE PRESENT NECESSITIES OF THE PEOPLE

Item description: An ordinance by North Carolina’s Secession Convention prohibiting speculation on “corn or other grain growing in the fields, or any other corn or grain, pork, or beef, either fish, salted or smoked, cheese, fish, coffee, sugar, tea, salt, … Continue reading

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25 November 1861: “Any person wilfully failing to do so will be guilty of high misdemeanor, and liable to be indicted, convicted, fined and imprisoned…”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 25 November 1861 had this “Sequestration Notice.” In it, DuBrutz Cutlar, who had been appointed “Receiver for the District composed of the counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Robeson and Richmond,” made … Continue reading

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