Yesterday, over on our Civil War 150 blog, I posted a sneak peek of a project that should be finished next month. I’m going to do the same thing here using different items from our collections. Hopefully you’ll find these more treat than trick here at the end of October.
- Harry S. Truman, The White House, February 27, 1947, to Josephus Daniels, owner and publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer, about the work of Charles Keck, the sculptor who had been chosen to execute a statue on the Capitol grounds of the three presidents born in North Carolina.
- Ulysses S. Grant, Secretary of War, November 25, 1867 replying to a request by Jonathan Worth, Governor of North Carolina, to return to North Carolina the letter books containing copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Governor Zebulon Vance which were taken by Federal troops at the end of the Civil War.
- Letter from George Washington to the Governor and Council, 1790, congratulating them on the ratification of the Constitution.
I’ll post announcement(s) on both blogs when the project is finished.