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Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, of North Carolina with Additions and Explanatory Notes.

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Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, of North Carolina with Additions and Explanatory Notes.

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Thomas Lanier Clingman was a prominent politician from the North Carolina Mountains. He was a firm Unionist yet he supported the institution of slavery. When North Carolina finally seceded, only then did he support the Confederacy.

Creator

Thomas Lanier Clingman

Date

1877

Type

Document

Original Format

Speech

Text

“But this government was created to wage no such war against us. It was made by the states for their protection, and that of their existing institutions. They intended to invest it with no powers to destroy their existing state of society or to form revolutions among their inhabitants.

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Thomas Lanier Clingman, Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, of North Carolina with Additions and Explanatory Notes. , Civil War Era NC, accessed September 25, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/321.