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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 2 Issue 2, April 1925
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Randolph Shotwell served time at three different Federal prisons during his lifetime and recorded his experiences at each. Captured during the Civil War in 1864 he was first confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, then was moved to Fort Delaware where he remained until the end of the war. In 1871 he was convicted on false evidence in the Ku Klux Conspiracy and sentenced to six years at the Federal Penitentiary in Albany, NY before being pardoned by President Grant after serving two years. An examination of his time at Point Lookout is presented in this first installment.
William Borden was a shipbuilder from Rhode Island who relocated to Carteret County where he established a shipbuilding business on the Newport River. His \"Address to the Inhabitants of North Carolina,\" addresses issues of commercial conditions and trade and monetary policies in the colony. It includes a plan for sound currency and a criticism of the Assembly of 1744.
North Carolina farmers in the late 19th century had to overcome potential obstacles to their success including the credit system, the tariff system, price-controlling trusts, the railroads, and the American financial system. In response, agricultural organizations formed in 1887 inspired by Col. L.L. Polk's weekly paper, \"The Progressive Farmer.\" The largest organization was the Farmer's State Alliance of North Carolina.
Continued from: January 1925, Vol. 2(1), pp. 117-144, Part VI and the final installment of Colonel Pratt's war diary reprinted here. This section includes entries dated from October 18, 1918 - November 11, 1918.