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8 July 1864: ” . . . its principles are treasonable and its oaths criminal.”

Item Description: excerpt from “The Situation” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.) 8 July 1864. Transcription: Since the publication of the revelations in regard to a secret treasonable order said to exist in this State—an order of northern origin, … Continue reading

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18 June 1861: “Treason against the State of North Carolina shall consist only in levying war against her…”

Item description: An ordinance, passed by the North Carolina Secession Convention, defining treason and the necessary conditions for being convicted of the same. Item Transciption: [No. 7.] AN ORDINANCE DEFINING TREASON AGAINST THE STATE. Be it ordained by this Convention, … Continue reading

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11 May 1861: “…treason shall consist only in levying war against this State, or in adhering to its enemies…”

Item description: “An Act To Define and Punish Treason Against the State of North Carolina and Other Offences Against the Sovereignty of the State” Chapter 18. Item citation: From Public Laws of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the … Continue reading

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