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Testimony of William J. Murray in Holden's Impeachment Trial, 1871

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Testimony of William J. Murray in Holden's Impeachment Trial, 1871

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William J. Murray was called upon by the Board of Managers in the prosecution of Gov. Holden regarding any matters of insurrection in Alamance County. William J. Murray was brother of Albert Murray, the sheriff and William himself served as deputy sheriff during what was known as the Kirk-Holden War. When asked about the state of relations between the whites and blacks of the county, Murray, along with numerous other witnesses for the prosecution, testified that relations were good among the two races, seeing whites employing blacks all the time. Murray’s testimony is influential because as the deputy-sheriff and brother of the sheriff of Alamance, he portrays an environment of Alamance County that is favorable to the Conservatives and their aims of conviction.

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North Carolina Senate

Source

North Carolina Senate, Trial of William W. Holden: Governor of North Carolina, before the Senate of North Carolina, on Impeachment by the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdeameanors, Vol. 2. (Raleigh, NC: Sentinel Printing Office, 1871), 294-302, 335, & 477-492.

Date

1871-02-11

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina Senate, Testimony of William J. Murray in Holden's Impeachment Trial, 1871, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 21, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/426.