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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 40 Issue 1, Jan 1963
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This is a reprint of letters written by seventeen year old Union Navy surgeon's steward Sayers Odgen Nichols while serving aboard the 8-gun side-wheeler USS MIAMI stationed as part of the Civil War blockading squadron off of Plymouth, NC. The letters were written between April 17, 1864 and May 6th, 1864 and describe his experiences aboard ship during that time including interaction with the confederate ram CSS ALBEMARLE. Some additional biographical information on Nichols is included in the introduction.
Within the American colonial political structure, the elected lower houses of the assembly saw a rise in political power in the years before independence. Their ability to nominate and appoint public treasurers to collect, hold, and apply moneys from provincial revenues, and then control these officials, gave the lower houses a level of financial authority that encroached on executive power.
This article looks at both the causes and the implications of the separation of African American communicants from white congregations and their subsequent formation into separate African American churches between 1865 and 1875.
This article looks at the early life of lawyer and public servant William A. Graham, with a particular focus on his family, environment, and education during his formative years.