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Marble Nash Taylor, Proclamation to the People of North Carolina, November 20, 1861

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Loyalist citizens had met two days before under Union Army auspices in a convention at Hatteras, North Carolina that claimed to represent forty-five of North Carolina's counties. Its ordinances rescinded the state's secession from the Union and named Methodist minister Marble Nash Taylor as new provisional governor. Here the new appointee makes his first proclamation to the people of North Carolina, urging their return to the Union fold. His provisional government never gained actual power and Taylor never served practically as governor. President Lincoln named his own temporary governor, Edward Stanley, in early 1862, for Union-held North Carolina. (By John Osborne)

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