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Letter from Ladies of Cleveland County NC to Zebulon Baird Vance, September, 1863

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Letter from Ladies of Cleveland County NC to Zebulon Baird Vance, September, 1863

Description

The women of Cleveland County wrote to Governor Vance in September 1863 about a fundraiser that occurred in 1862. The women performed a tableaux and raided 1000 dollars going to soldiers families of the county. The letter contains the names of men from Cleveland County fighting in the war. The money raised was donated for the family’s of these men. The letter does not specify the women who wrote the letter and was signed as a group. The third image is a close-up of the beginning of the letter.

Creator

Ladies of Cleveland County NC

Source

Letter from Ladies of Cleveland County to Zebulon Baird Vance, September, 1863, The Zebulon Baird Vance Papers, vol. 15.3, p. 314, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Date

1863-09-XX

Contributor

Vanek, Elizabeth

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cleveland County, North Carolina

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

To your excellency Z. B. Vance Governor of the state of North Carolina
To do Hospitality make known to your excellency that we [apistice] in the expenses of the above named [tabnaut] and the expenses and that most Mary Woodward was fulfilling of [prinecfied] Governor during [newarlyu] all the time of that the names of the young ladies above acting in and bearing the expenses of the dance and that for worldly approve of their [incdemten] to Rufus Haroubarger (nephew) balance of the June meeting from the dame our the relieve of the wives and families of the intelligent soldiers of their county and he humbly ask your excellency to [Ememt] or [siten] the amount that has or may be hereafter course to your hands by those [opponce] to this charitable installation if was by own companion of the is my duty bound will my the names of the citizens knowing names of the young men [apist] the above pact the in the [exense] to.

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Citation

Ladies of Cleveland County NC, Letter from Ladies of Cleveland County NC to Zebulon Baird Vance, September, 1863, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 29, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/793.