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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,…

Excerpt from the Memoirs of W.W. Holden, June 12, 1865


And in my first proclamation to the people of the State I used the following language in regard to the colored people: -

To the colored people of the State I would say, you are now free. Providence has willed that the very means adopted to render…

Letter from William Woods Holden to Honor. R.M. Pearson, July 26, 1870

Raleigh, July 26, 1870.

To the HON. R. M. PEARSON,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of N. C.:

"SIR: - I have had the hour to receive, by the hands of the Marshal of the Supreme Court, a copy of your opinion in the…

Weight of Testimony, June 8, 1864


Weight of Testimony According to the Progress, the mere denint - theipse dixit -- of Mr. Holden should have "as much weight with the masses of the people in North Carolina as that of Gov. Vance, Mr. Hampton, or others." So what Mr. Holden may say…

William Woods Holden Memoir

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After nine years of rebellion, and strife, and civil discord, and social disruption and bitterness, a very large majority of the people of North Carolina long for peace, and harmony, and good will, and security of life and property. But this matter…

William Woods Holden, 1818 -1892

W.W. Holden was an important figure for North Carolina in the Antebellum Period. Holden served as editor of the Standard, a North Carolina newspaper, which was used to express and build support for the Unionist. He was able to use his influence to…