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Pistols for Two, Bourbon for One

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The custom of the duel continued with the colonists in America and eventually in North Carolina. Though forbidden legislature in 1802, duels persisted in North Carolina regularly until the end of the Civil War; then the practice dramatically declined. North Carolina's eighth governor and Constitution signer, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., was killed in a duel with John Stanly over a political quarrel.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 6, Nov 1973, p10-14, il, por