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This article is a reprint of letters written by Edmund Ruffin Jr. at age 14 while in Connecticut at the New Haven Gymnasium boarding school. Ruffin was the son of Virginia agriculturist and extreme southern nationalist Edmund Ruffin Sr. The letters, written to Ruffin's parents and sister, describe his daily life and his studies. The short introduction notes Ruffin's connection to North Carolina through the marriage to his second wife Jane Ruffin, daughter of Confederate Civil War veteran Judge Thomas Ruffin.
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This history of North Carolina’s Supreme Court spans over two centuries. Whichard examined its legislature that became more progressive to the benefit of minorities and children. He revealed how over time this assembly of judges became more representative of North Carolina’s population. The author also noted judges who played a formidable role in its development such as John Louis Taylor, Walter Clark, and Sam Ervin IV.