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William Woods Holden Memoir

Title

William Woods Holden Memoir

Description

William Woods Holden dictated his memoir to his daughter in 1889-1890. The former Governor of North Carolina and the esteemed editor of the influential North-Carolina Standard gave his take on his life and career. The memoir lacked much of the seering tongue that he always had as an editor. Perhaps this was the work of his daughter, or perhaps he just no longer had the same fight he once had. He died two years later and the memoir was published in 1911.

Creator

William Woods Holden

Source

William Woods Holden, Memoirs of W.W. Holden (Durham: The Seeman Printery, 1911).

Date

1889-xx-xx

Contributor

Graham Jewell

Type

Document

Coverage

North Carolina

Original Format

Speech

Text

After nine years of rebellion, and strife, and civil discord, and social disruption and bitterness, a very large majority of the people of North Carolina long for peace, and harmony, and good will, and security of life and property. But this matter is in the hands of Congress. The States have no control over it. Let the Nation show its power everywhere to maintain the laws, to punish those who may resist its authority, and to sustain the reconstructed States in securing to their citizens as thorough freedom and as profound peace and quiet as exist in other states.

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Citation

William Woods Holden, William Woods Holden Memoir, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 29, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/902.