to assure your Excellency that, with the distinguished consideration due to your exalted position, I subscribe myself your obedient servant, D. H. Hill., Major-General Confederate States Army.
Governor Stanly to Major-General Hill.
Newbern, N. C., March 27, 1863. To Major-General D. H Hill, C. S.A., Goldsboro:
sir: By flag of truce last night I received a communication from you of the twenty-fourth instant, full of insolent falsehood and blackguard abuse.
To those who know any tyou so unworthily endeavor to cast reproach.
As far as my observation extends, I know of but two attempts in North-Carolina to destroy towns by burning — both these were made by men of your political school.
I refer to the attempt to destroy Newbern and to the burning of Plymouth.
You are pleased, in the mean malignity of your nature, to make a comparison of the civil and military Governors of North-Carolina, in the hope of wounding my feelings.
How little you know of the feelings and c