We are constantly adding new materials to the North Carolina Digital Collections, but two recently added items are worthy of special attention.
First, Tiffanie and I just added these materials to the Treasures of the State Archives online exhibit:
Resolutions of the General Assembly submitted to the Senate and/or referred to Senate committee in early January 1861.
One resolution states that “unless by the 4th day of March next the lust of exclusive Northern sectional domination shall be quenched and a reaction in public sentiment at the North upon the subject of slavery shall have taken place…it will be the duty of North Carolina, making common cause with her sister states of the South, to seek safety out of the Union…”
Second, as a part of our monthly First Wednesdays project, we have added the reply from Governor Ellis to a request by the United States Secretary of War for troops from North Carolina (April 14, 1861); that document, like our Civil War letters and other First Wednesdays documents, is now part of the Civil War Collection in the North Carolina Digital Collections. You can read more about the Ellis letter in a blog post that Chris has written on our Civil War 150 blog.