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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
es were always strong, but his pronunciation of many words was strange, even to affectation. The convention was in an exceedingly gloomy frame of mind, because the easy capture of the Hatteras forts and of Roanoke Island made it certain that Washington and Newbern would not be more fortunate, and all eastern North Carolina would be speedily overrun. It is impossible for me to transfer to you the impression made under these circumstances by the intense earnestness of the speakers, all of whomhe people do? They will give up. We should not expect anything else. Imagine a man with wife and children. The enemy comes up—no means of escape. The alternatives are death and dishonor to his wife, or submission. What will he do? Mr. John C. Washington, of Lenoir county: Stand up for the South! Mr. Rayner: What did our ancestors in the Revolution, when Cornwallis marched through the land? The Whigs treated those who took protection as traitors. Satterthwaite: What would you do?