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Baptists and the American Civil War: November 9, 1865

In North Carolina in October the Johnson administration’s appointed provisional governor, William Holden, opened the first post-war convention in the state. Central to the convention was the United States’ demand that North Carolina repeal her secession ordinance. For three days delegates (all white) argue over the wording of an anti-secession ordinance, finally passing the ordinance…