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8 February 1864: “. . . it must have been done in dumb show.”

Item: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 8 February 1864, page 2, column 1; followed by “Public Meeting in Guilford County,” The North Carolina Standard—Semi-Weekly Standard (Raleigh, N.C.), 5 February 1864, page 2, column 4. Background: The Daily Journal’s … Continue reading

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6 June 1862: “…Governor Stanly has not been instructed by the government to prevent the education of children, white or black, in the State of North Carolina.”

Item description: This document, which was ordered to be printed by the United States House of Representatives, is a compilation of documents related to “the authority and action of the Hon. Edward Stanly, military governor of North Carolina.” It includes … Continue reading

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13 December 1861: “…the President of this Convention…be empowered to convene this Convention before the twentieth of January next, if the public exigencies shall require it.”

Item description: North Carolina’s Secession Convention passed this resolution authorizing its president or other authorized body to bring the its members back into session should there be an emergency. Item transcription: [No. 22.] RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO CALL THIS … Continue reading

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6 December 1861: “…we, the delegates of the people of North Carolina, in Convention assembled, entertain an undiminished confidence in the justice of the cause for which we have taken up arms…”

Item description: A resolution by North Carolina’s Secession Convention expressing confidence in the cause that the Southern States had undertaken, in the president of the Confederate States, and its soldiers. Item transcription: [No. 6.] RESOLUTIONS OF CONFIDENCE IN OUR CAUSE … Continue reading

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5 October 1861: “The Philanthropic Society have heard with painful feelings of the death of one of its most distinguished ornaments.”

Item description: Minutes from a 5 October 1861 meeting of the Philanthropic Society of the University of North Carolina. Minutes note society business and debates, and contain committee reports and society resolutions. This particular set of minutes includes a resolution … Continue reading

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30 July 1861: “A resolution to dispose of donations made by certain Churches on the late Fast Day.”

Item description: Resolution (approved on 30 July 1861) concerning the disposition of financial donations made to the Confederate States of America by Southern churches, as published in “The Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of … Continue reading

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17 June 1861: “…this Convention, appreciating the valor and good conduct of the officers and men in the 1st Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers…”

Item description: A resolution of appreciation passed by the North Carolina Secession Convention for the 1st Regiment NC Volunteers’ service at the Battle of Bethel. The resolution also authorizes the regiment to “inscribe the word ‘Bethel’ upon their regimental colors.” … Continue reading

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9 May 1861: “Whereas, Abraham Lincoln has been and is still endeavoring to raise money upon the faith and credit of the so called United States Government, for the purpose of waging a wicked, unjust, unholy and unconstitutional war upon the Southern States…”

Item description: “Resolution on Federal Relations.” Item citation: From Resolutions of a Public Nature, Passed by the General Assembly of North Carolina at its First Extra Session, 1861, C345.1 N87 1860-61, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel … Continue reading

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