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Testimony of James E. Boyd in the Impeachment Trial of William Holden, 1871

Title

Testimony of James E. Boyd in the Impeachment Trial of William Holden, 1871

Description

James E. Boyd’s testimony during the trial was detrimental to the respondent’s defense. Boyd himself was a lawyer from Alamance County and former member of the Ku Klux Klan. His testimony offers detailed information about the activities of the White Brotherhood. His reveals that several sitting county officials were active members of the KKK, including sheriffs of both Alamance and Caswell Counties. James Boyd was pivotal in the argument involving the murders of Wyatt Outlaw and Senator John Stephens, informing the court that he spoke to specific members of the Klan that had claimed they these murders were their doing. Boyd’s testament is pivotal for Gov. Holden’s defense because it reveals exactly why local authorities were failing to combat the terror cause by the Ku Klux Klan.

Creator

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), 1580-1687.

Date

1871-03-02

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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James Boyd\'s Testimony.pdf
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Citation

North Carolina Senate, Testimony of James E. Boyd in the Impeachment Trial of William Holden, 1871, Civil War Era NC, accessed October 17, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/482.