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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 17 Issue 1, Jan 1940
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Governor Vance, elected the state's governor in 1862, faced reelection in 1864 and a difficult political decision; whether to join the growing anti-war movement or to keep North Carolina embroiled in the Confederacy's fight until the South successfully seceded. This two part article reviews the political strategizing amongst state politicians and Vance's own struggle for considering his constituents while also vying for re-election.
This article is the fifth in this series of reprinted letters between North Carolinians and James K. Polk.Â Material was edited from the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress which in 135 bound volumes of Polk's papers. These documents are reprinted here to demonstrate important themes and issues of the era for the state's citizens.
Doctor Hugh Williamson was the first state representative in Congress after the State ratified the constitution and served two terms before retirement in 1793. Williamson also notably served at the Annapolis convention (1786), the Federal Convention (1787), and the Fayetteville Convention (1789) during his 11 year political career. The author reviews these important events in Williamson's political career and also his post and pre-political life.