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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore),
The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Secession movement at the
Secession movement at the South. Secession movement in North Carolina. A dispatch from Raleigh, N. C., dated January 1st, 1861, says: New Year's day was inaugurated here by the most unusual excitement, caused by the arrival of a special train from Wilmington. N. C., containing a committee, who came on a most remarkable errand. This committee consisted of the Hon. W. S. Ashe, Captain E. D. Hall, and Messrs. Larriset and Hedick. The business of the committee was to consult with Gov. Ellis upon the propriety of taking Fort Johnson, a revolutionary fortress situated on Cape Fear river, about two miles from its mouth, and near the town of Smithville. Gov. Ellis did not advise the taking possession of the fort, but the committee returned home this evening, resolved upon taking care of the entire Cape Fear section. The committee dined at the Kane House, with Speaker Clarke, of the Senate; John Spelman, editor of the State Journal; Capt. Hoke, a member of the
The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Off for the seat of war. --The Fourteenth Regiment, N. C. State Troops, left this city on Thursday, for the seat of war. Prior to embarking, the men were addressed at the request of their officers, by Hons. A. W. Venable and W. S. Ashe, who pledged themselves that the wives and little ones of the soldiers should be tenderly cared for in their absence. Col. W. J. Clarke responded eloquently, and pledged the regiment to die to a man in the field to return with honor. Lieut. Col. T. B. Venable also submitted a few remarks, which were received with a warm welcome.
The Daily Dispatch: August 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], An alarmed family. (search)
Personal. --Among the arrivals in this city yesterday, were Wm. S. Alston, B. Tracy, Yorktown; W. S. Ashe, N. C.; W. C. Smedes, Miss.; Dr. A. Mercier, N. O.