Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians

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Edwards & Broughton, printers, 1888 - North Carolina - 320 pages
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Page 11 - State to interpose its authority for their protection in the manner best calculated to secure that end. When emergencies occur which are either beyond the reach of the judicial tribunals, or too pressing to admit of the delay incident to their forms, States which have no common umpire must be their own judges, and execute their own decisions.
Page 39 - He received a common school education, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1826.
Page 54 - ... of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind...
Page 48 - Congress in 1884, and reelected to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses as a Democrat; was elected a delegate from the State at large to the national Democratic convention held at Kansas City in 1900, and was chairman of the State Democratic committee in the campaign of 1900; was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1902, to succeed William J.
Page 154 - The Supreme Council of the Thirty-third Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, of which James D.
Page 50 - ... which occurred when he was four years old, he was placed in charge of an uncle, whilst his father was engaged in the struggle for Texan independence, and shortly after with his grandmother in Warren County; was partially educated at Georgetown College, Lovejoy's Academy at Raleigh, West Point, and the University of Virginia; read law at the last, and afterwards at Cumberland University ; immediately after obtaining a United States Supreme Court license he abandoned the law, and has been ever...
Page 26 - Hill under orders, exhibited hie accustomed gallantry and good judgment at Cold Harbor, rendering me material assistance in looking after the left of my line. Colonel Scales, Thirteenth North Carolina, was conspicuous for his fine bearing. Seizing the colors of his regiment at a critical moment at Cold Harbor, and advancing to the front, he called upon the Thirteenth to stand to them, thus restoring confidence and keeping his men in position.
Page 52 - ... Carolina State Troops till May 12, 1864; on that day was captured in battle of Spottsylvania Court-House, and was afterwards imprisoned at Fort Delaware till June, 1865; after the war studied law under the late Giles Leitch, of Robeson County; obtained County Court license in January, 1867, and Supreme Court license in January, 1868; in 1867 was elected by the County Court Register of Deeds for Robeson County; was a member of the General Assembly of North Carolina...
Page 76 - Guilty." SENTENCE. And the court does therefore sentence him...

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