Tag Archives: W.W. Holden

20 January 1862: “It is desirable that Constitutions, based on sound republican principles, should be as seldom subjected as possible to general revisions and changes…”

Item description: Signed by William Woods Holden and Ervin A. Thompson, this report explains their dissenting views concerning new modes of amending North Carolina’s constitution, which were proposed by the state’s Secession Convention. They argue against extraneous calls for and … Continue reading

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31 May 1861: “[I] was really gratified to see the promptitude with which the convention acted. We are now where we ought to have been months since.”

Item description: Charles Pettigrew writes to his brother, William Pettigrew, a delegate at the Secession Convention in Raleigh, N.C., commenting on party politics and military mobilization in the state. Item citation: From folder 242 of the Pettigrew Family Papers #592, … Continue reading

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