Tag Archives: Thomas Ruffin

22 January 1864: “…Every man ought to represent only such means as properly belongs to him; otherwise taxation might be very unequal.”

Item description: In this letter dated 22 January 1864, Gunn & Bowe Boot and Shoe Makers sent to Thomas Ruffin the remaining cents due on a note they had paid off in October 1863. Gunn & Bowe could not help … Continue reading

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30 March 1863: “No charge for the corn am happy to have it in my power to accommodate you”

Item description: Letter, 30 March 1863, from R.C. Pearson, Morganton, N.C., to Thomas Ruffin, Graham, N.C. Item citation: From folder 454 in the Thomas Ruffin Papers #641 in the Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: Morganton … Continue reading

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5 January 1863: “Alice and the little girls came safely to hand on Saturday in company with President Davis who made a pretty little speech at the station.”

Item description: Letter, 5 January 1863, from Paul Cameron to Thomas Ruffin. Item citation: From folder 453 in the Thomas Ruffin Papers #641 in the Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: Hillsboro, Jany. 5th ’63 My Dear … Continue reading

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1 April 1862: “The President does things pretty much in his own way, without consulting anyone and takes the responsibility upon himself and has give us a cabinet which is not satisfactory to the country.”

Item description: Letter, Burgess S. Gaither to Thomas Ruffin, 1 April 1862. Gaither, a Burke County, N.C., politician and member of the Confederate Congress wrote of the military disaster in which Roanoke Island was lost and the resulting investigation. He … Continue reading

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