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Argument in the impeachment trial of W.W. Holden, governor of North Carolina, February 23, 1871

Returning to the evidence we propose to offer, it will, we believe, satisfy the minds of the court, that there existed secret associations in the counties of Alamance and Caswell, having a common purpose and design to subvert the laws by threats,…

Civil War Service Record of Julian Williams, 1863

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This document is the Civil War Service Record for Julian Williams, who was a former slave in Camden County, North Carolina and went on to enlist in the 35th United States Colored Troops. The 35th USCT, which evolved from the First North Carolina…

Civil War Service Record of Adams Davis, 1863

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This document is the Civil War Service Record for Adams Davis, who was a former slave in Beaufort, North Carolina and went on to enlist in the 35th United States Colored Troops. The 35th USCT, which evolved from the First North Carolina Volunteers,…

Civil War Service Record of Elias Moore, 1863

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This document is the Civil War Service Record for Elias Moore, who was a former slave in North Carolina and went on to enlist in the 35th United States Colored Troops. The 35th USCT, which evolved from the First North Carolina Volunteers, was the…

Civil War Service Record of Edward Bell, 1863

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This document is the Civil War Service Record for Edward Bell, who was a former slave in North Carolina and went on to enlist in the 35th United States Colored Troops. The 35th USCT, which evolved from the First North Carolina Volunteers, was the…

"Enlistment of Negroes", August 21, 1862

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Enlistment of Negroes It is remarkable how much fuss resolute zealots can make over a very small matter. Two or three of our smaller States, to judge from the noise made in them, are quite convulsed on the subject of enlisting blacks as soldiers to…

"THE GREAT STRUGGLE," August 19, 1865

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When Governor Holden, Provisional Gov-
ernor of the United States for the State of
North Carolina, says that he does not think
Union men will be “punished” in that State,
what does such an extraordinary expression
mean? When the…

"THE TRIAL OF THE GOVERNMENT," May 26, 1866

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IT seems to us they greatly mistake the tem-
per of the loyal majority of the American
people who suppose that because there are dif-
ferences among them upon certain points of
policy, they will, therefore, from sheer impa-
tience, grow careless…

Edward Stanly to Zebulon Baird Vance, October 21, 1862

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From Ed. StanlyNew Bern No. Ca. October 21, 1862 The strong affection which I have inherited & cherish for the people of my native State, has induced me to come here, by request of the President of the United States. Nations like individuals,…

To the Polls! To the Polls!! August 03, 1864

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RALEIGH, N. C., JULY 13, 1864. JOHN D. HYMAN, EDITOR. FOR GOVERNOR : Z. B. VANCE OF BUNCOMBE The Conservative Ticket for Wake County ! FOR THE SENATE : Hon. SION H. ROGERS. FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS :WILLIAM LAWS, THOMAS J. UTLEY,DANIEL G.…