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Marble Nash Taylor, Proclamation to the People of North Carolina calling Elections, January 22, 1862

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Loyalist citizens had met in November 1861 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 Its ordinances rescinded the state's secession from the Union and named Methodist minister Marble Nash Taylor as new provisional governor.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 Taylor announces elections to ratify the new ordinances and elect loyal members of the United States Congress. His provisional government never gained actual power and Taylor never served practically as governor. President Lincoln named his own temporary governor, Edward Stanley, in May 1862, for Union-held North Carolina. (By John Osborne)

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