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The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Convention of North Carolina brigades in Gen. Lee's army — a Rebuke Administered to Unpatriotic citizens at home. (search)
Convention of North Carolina brigades in Gen. Lee's army — a Rebuke Administered to Unpatriotic citizens at home. A Convention of the North Carolina troops of Gen. Lee's army was held at Orange C. H., on the 13th inst., for the purpose of rebuking the treacherous proceedings of some of the people of the great State who are led on in their folly by a traitorous press called the Standard, published at Raleigh, N. C. The brigades represented in the Convention were those of Gens. Davis, Stuart, Hoke, Lane, Pettigrew, Iverson, Ramseur, Daniel, and Scales. The resolutions adopted by the Convention set forth; in substance: 1st. That our separation from the Northern Government is final and eternal, and that "we do not intend that the action of any portion of our people at home shall so bind our hands as to make further resistance on our part impossible." 2d. That we cannot comprehend the base feeling that would return to the embrace of any enemy who has carried on a war of