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"The Secession Excitement; North Carolina Legislature," New York Times, December 20, 1860

Title

"The Secession Excitement; North Carolina Legislature," New York Times, December 20, 1860

Description

A newspaper article discussing the North Carolina state assembly's discussion on secession. The view for North Carolina in 1860 was Pro-Union.
This article shows the controversy over secession in the state of North Carolina. North Carolina was the last state to secede because many of the citizens were Pro-Union and did not wish to leave over the issue of slavery. The article shows that even as some of the other states were deciding to secede, the North Carolina Assembly still did not feel it was necessary to leave yet. It was a process that took a long time to make the right one, and as of 1860 North Carolina still saw no need to leave the Union.

Creator

New York Times

Source

"The Secession Excitement; North Carolina Legislature," New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/1860/12/21/news/the-secession-excitement-north-carolina-legislature.html?scp=6&sq=north%20carolina%20secession&st=cse. (accessed January 17, 2012).

Date

1860-12-20

Contributor

Tyler Pickard

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Text

RALEIGH, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 20.

The bill to arm the State passed its third reading in the House yesterday. An effort to take it up to-day failed.

The Assembly takes a recess till the 7th of January.

The Commissioners from Alabama and Mississippi were publicly received to-day. The sentiment here is for the Union, but suhmission never. The North must concede or the South goes out.

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New York Times, "The Secession Excitement; North Carolina Legislature," New York Times, December 20, 1860, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 26, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/19.