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Letter of John Ellis to John Floyd, December 10, 1859

Title

Letter of John Ellis to John Floyd, December 10, 1859

Description

This letter is similar to Duncan McDonald's letter in the sense that it urges the importance of a well armed militia. The biggest difference is that this letter is written by Governor Ellis to John Floyd, an arms distributor. In this letter, Ellis shares the growing need among the state to have a well armed militia.

Creator

Tolbert, Noble

Source

John Ellis to John Floyd, Raleigh, December 10, 1859, , in The Papers of John W. Ellis: Volume 1, ed. Noble Tolbert (Raleigh: State Department of Archives and History, 1964), 331.

Date

1859-12-10

Contributor

Hammond, Andrew

Type

Document

Coverage

Raleigh, Wake County

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

The Sense of insecurity prevailing among the people of this
State, renders it necessary that I should apply to you for arms
to place in the hands of the militia.
I wish to procure from the Government, two thousand long
range rifles with bayonets attached, for the use of the State of
North Carolina.
If these arms cannot be furnished, I would be glad to have an
advance made, to be deducted from the quotas of arms that will
become due to this State in the next and the Succeeding years.
Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

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Citation

Tolbert, Noble, Letter of John Ellis to John Floyd, December 10, 1859, Civil War Era NC, accessed October 23, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/761.