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The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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P. Mangum, of North Carolina, died at his residence in Orange county, in that State, on Saturday last, at an advanced age. For some years he had suffered with paralysis, and it is probable that the recent death of his only son, from a wound received on the field of Manassas, depressed his spirits to a point from which he could not rally. Mr. Mangum was once a Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina, and afterwards represented the State in both branches of the Third States Congress. On the death of President Harrison, and the installation of Mr. Tyler as President, Mr. Mangum was chosen to preside over the Senate, and for the remainder of the term was virtually the Vice President of the United States. He was a man of brilliant attainments, an eloquent orator, and the possessor of those private virtues which endeared him to his neighbors and friends. The North Carolina Legislature, on receiving intelligence of his death, passed suitable resolutions of respect to his memory.