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Flowers left for Asa Biggs
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., April 23 1861. TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States. Sir: - I hereby resign my office of District Judge of the United States for the District of North Carolina, being unwilling longer to hold a commission in a Government which has degenerated into a military despotism. I subscribe myself yet a friend of constitutional liberty.ASA BIGGS. After writing this letter, ASA BIGGS took his seat at the State Convention at Raleigh on May 20, 1861, and so united and harmonious was public sentiment then, that before the close of that day, an ordinance of secession unanimously passed, separating the State from the Union and declaring determination to assert the right of self government - a right inestimable to freemen.......
- flgrl
 Added: Dec. 23, 2010

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