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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 46: correspondence between President Davis and Governor Z. B. Vance. (search)
e just learned that the Union or Reconstruction party propose holding meetings throughout the State. Trouble is fast brewing here, and I fear we shall soon have open resistance to the Government under the leadership of that reckless politician, Holden, Editor of the Standard. This is not the first intimation I have received that Holden is engaged in the treasononable purpose of exciting the people of North Carolina to resistance against their Government, and co-operation with the enemy; butHolden is engaged in the treasononable purpose of exciting the people of North Carolina to resistance against their Government, and co-operation with the enemy; but I have never received any definite statement of facts as to his conduct beyond the assertion that his newspaper, which I do not read, is filled with articles recommending resistance to the constituted authorities. I know not whether his hostility and that of his accomplices is directed against the Confederate Government alone, or embraces that of his State; nor am I aware whether he has gone so far as to render him liable to criminal prosecution. If, however, the facts stated in the ext