--The Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance of North Carolina
, at its recent meeting, adopted an able report, announcing its withdrawal from the jurisdiction of the National Division
of North America
, and declaring a purpose to co-operate with others in the formation of a National Division in the South
We deem it due to the jurisdictions in the Confederate States
to say that they have had nothing to do with the old organization (embracing the Northern States
) since the fall of 1860.
Since that period, all necessary action of a national character has been performed under the direction of our townsman, Col. Thomas
, who was the highest active officer in the Southern Confederacy when the separation took place.
We ask attention to a call for a meeting of the Grand Division
in this city, on the 8th of January next, when we hope the attendance will be numerous, and such steps be taken as will bring about a speedy and permanent organization for the Southern States