History of Edgecombe County, North Carolina

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Edwards & Broughton printing Company, 1920 - Edgecombe County (N.C.) - 486 pages

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Page 469 - Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
Page 180 - Since charity obliges us to wish well to the souls of all men, and religion ought to alter nothing in any man's civil estate or right, it shall be lawful for slaves, as well as others, to enter themselves, and be of what Church or profession any of them shall think best, and thereof be as fully members as any freeman.
Page 321 - But no male person who was on January 1, 1867, or at any time prior thereto, entitled to vote under the laws of any State in the United States wherein he 'then resided, and no lineal descendant of any such person, shall be denied the right to register and vote at any election in this State by reason of his failure to possess the educational qualifications herein prescribed : Provided, he shall have registered in accordance with the terms of this section prior to December 1, 1908.
Page 321 - Sec. 2. He shall have resided in the State of North Carolina for two years, in the county six months, and in the precinct, ward, or other election district in which he offers to vote, four months next preceding the election: Provided, that removal from one precinct, ward, or other election district, to another in the same county, shall not operate to deprive any person of the right to vote in the precinct, ward, or other election district from which he has removed until four months after such removal.
Page 190 - South, who may approve such purpose, in order to frame a provisional as well as permanent Government, upon the principles of the Constitution of the United States, Be it resolved by the people of Alabama in Convention assembled, That the people of the States of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri, be and are hereby invited to meet the people of the State...
Page 190 - to effect an honorable and amicable adjustment of all the difficulties that disturb the country, upon the basis of the Crittenden resolutions, as modified by the Legislature of Virginia," and to consult with the -delegates to the Southern Congress for their " common peace, honor and safety.
Page 297 - Transportation being a means of exchange and a public necessity, the government should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people.
Page 164 - ... before some justice of the peace to be dealt with according to law, and that justice shall with all convenient despatch try the case in a summary manner.
Page 265 - Moore a full pardon and amnesty for all offenses by him committed, arising from participation direct or implied in the said rebellion, conditioned as follows: 1st.
Page 321 - Every person presenting himself for registration shall be able to read and write any section of the Constitution in the English language...

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