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Craven County meeting resolutions, December 12, 1860

Title

Craven County meeting resolutions, December 12, 1860

Description

"A large portion of the citizens of Craven" met in a meeting on December 12, 1860, to discuss "the present alarming state of national affairs." The citizens noted that white North Carolinians possessed a common interest with the "slaveholding states" since the state "has suffered from the aggressions of the North upon the institution of slavery until the burden has become intolerable." The citizens called for new constitutional guarantees and for the North to stop passing legislation "hostile to slavery." The citizens apparently could not agree upon of the constitutionality of secession, but did condemn any attempts to coerce the seceded states back into the Union. The citizens called upon the state to organize a convention and to reorganize the militia. The meeting sent their resolutions to Governor John W. Ellis.

Creator

W. B. Wadsworth

Source

Craven County December 1860 resolutions, North Carolina Digital Collections, accessed February 24, 2012, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll8&CISOPTR=1224&CISOSHOW=1220#document_description.

Date

1860-12-12

Coverage

Craven County, North Carolina

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W. B. Wadsworth, Craven County meeting resolutions, December 12, 1860, Civil War Era NC, accessed November 20, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/127.