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ews concerning the policy that ought to be pursued in North Carolina, leaving it to your judgment whether or not to submit them to the President or Secretary of War.
I am now led to this mainly by a letter which I received on the 7th from Chief Justice Chase, giving some points of the policy advocated by him, which, if adopted in this State, would in my opinion lead to disastrous results.
The points I refer to are briefly as follows, viz.:
The organization of the State government to be lry government—the latter being a necessary substitute in the absence of the former.
I am willing to discharge, to the best of my ability, any duty which may properly devolve upon me. Yet if a policy so opposed to my views as that proposed by Mr. Chase is to be adopted, I respectfully suggest that I am not the proper person to carry it out.
If, however, after knowing my views fully, it be desired that I execute the President's wishes, would it not be well for me to have a personal intervie