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21 February 1862: An Ordinance to Prohibit, For a Limited Time, the Manufacture of Spirituous Liquors from Grain

Item citation: “An Ordinance to Prohibit, For a Limited Time, the Manufacture of Spiritous Liquors from Grain”, Ordinances and resolutions passed by the State Convention, Raleigh: Syme & Hall, Printers to the Convention, 1861. VC342.2 1861o, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC … Continue reading

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19 February 1862: “…it shall be the duty of the Governor, from time to time, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to meet the requisitions of the Confederate Government…”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, gives explicit instructions on recruiting and organizing North Carolina’s quota of soldiers. It also discusses bounty pay due to new and returning soldiers. [Continue reading ordinances passed by this Convention] … Continue reading

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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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15 February 1862: “WHEREAS, Robert K. Smith hath proposed to finish up the entire work of the Cape Fear and Deep River Improvement…”

Item description: In this report, a North Carolina Secession Convention committee recommends an ordinance calling for navigational improvements on the Cape Fear and Deep Rivers. The work would be overseen by Robert K. Smith, and, if completed, would provide better … Continue reading

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10 February 1862: “An Ordinance Granting Bounty To Certain North-Carolina Volunteers”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, called on state government to pay those volunteer soldiers to whom bounty pay was due–regardless of how they entered military service. [Continue reading ordinances passed by this Convention] Item citation: … Continue reading

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30 January 1862: “WHEREAS, It is of great importance to manufacture Salt in the interior of this State…”

Item description: Salt continued to be of great importance to the North Carolina Secession Convention as evidenced by this ordinance. In it, the convention exempts the owners and operators of “The Chatham Salt Mining and Manufacturing Company” from militia service, … Continue reading

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12 December 1861: “…the militia of this State shall not be required to assemble for the purpose of drill and muster, more than once in each month, except for battalion or regimental muster.”

Item description: North Carolina’s Secession Convention passed this ordinance to regulate how often local militias could be drilled or mustered. Item transcription: [No. 18.] AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE MILITIA MUSTER. To assemble once a month. Be it ordained by this … 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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18 September 1861: “Be it ordained, That no person shall discharge or shoot a gun, pistol or fire arms of any description, within the limits of the town”

Item description: Ordinance for the town of Hillsborough (as published in the 18 September 1861 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder) concerning the discharge of firearms within town limits. Item citation: “Town Ordinance,” Hillsborough Recorder,” 18 September 1861. Hillsborough, N.C.: Dennis … 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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