March 13, 1968, Letters to Council Wooten (1843) and to Miss Eviline Wooten (1863). Transferred from the J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.
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Council Wooten Papers (#45), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
The two items of correspondence in this collection are concerned primarily with personal and family matters. The letter written by Sarah Wooten, date June 4, 1843, to her father Council Wooten in Mosely Hall (now La Grange), N.C., tells briefly of events at the Episcopal school in Raleigh and mentions the public hanging of two Negroes.
The letter (November 14, 1863) of W. T. Faircloth to Miss Eviline Wooten was written from a camp of the Second North Carolina Infantry, stationed with the Army of Northern Virginia. Faircloth comments briefly about the hardships experienced by the men in the army and expresses the hope that the war will soon end with honor and freedom for the South. William Turner Faircloth was born in Edgecombe County, N.C. Before the Civil war, he studied law and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. After wartime service, he served as a member of the state legislature (1865). In 1867, he married Eviline Wooten. Faircloth was again called to state service in 1875 when he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Later in the same year he was appointed a justice of the State Supreme Court.