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for The State Vol. 11 Issue 38, Feb 1944
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\"Ecce Homo\" means \"Behold the Man\" and a painting entitled Ecce Homo captured a portrait of Christ and hangs in St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Its arrival in Wilmington involved a classic swashbuckling tale. The portrait was reported to be stolen from a Spanish pirate vessel in 1747 when the pirates attempted an attack on Brunswick along the Cape Fear River but lost and one of their four ships sunk. Colonists retrieved goods, including the portrait, from on of the abandoned vessels for use in Brunswick and Wilmington churches.
Smith was born in Murfreesboro in 1812. He was both a Union and Confederate Congressman, and after the Civil War was active in behalf of President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policy. As Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, he established a fine record of service.
Hall was born in Pennsylvania in 1744 and came with his parents to North Carolina in 1751. He decided on a ministerial career and studied at Princeton. He was preaching in Rowan County when he entered the Revolutionary War, serving as a valiant soldier. He was a fine preacher, a good schoolteacher, and a great leader of men.