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Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875) [Proclamation announcing North Carolina has a Republican form of government]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03827 Author/Creator: Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside Date: 29 May 1865 Pagination: 2 p. ; 33.2 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Proclamation announcing North Carolina has a Republican form of government, and appointing William W. Holden as provisional governor, who duty it shall be to subscribe rules and regulations for the purpose of altering or amending the U.S. Constitution. Signed in type by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward.

People: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Holden, William Woods, 1818-1892

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsCivil WarReconstructionConfederate States of AmericaState ConstitutionUS ConstitutionPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsVice President

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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