University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Andrew B. Moore Letter, 1860.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore, Andrew B., 1807-1873
Title: Andrew B. Moore Letter
Dates: 1860
Abstract: Consisting of a letter from Governor Moore to North Carolina Governor John W. Ellis, the Andrew B. Moore Letter, 1860, introduces his representative, Robert H. Smith, and proposes urgent discussion concerning the southern reaction to the possible election of Abraham Lincoln to the U.S. presidency.
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Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Andrew B. Moore (1807-1873) was a lawyer and the Governor of Alabama from 1857 until the outbreak of the Civil War. On December 24, 1860, Moore issued writs of election, leading to the Secession Convention of 1861. During the war, he was appointed a special aide-de-camp under General Albert Sidney Johnston.

A contemporary of Moore, John Willis Ellis (1820-1861) was a lawyer, judge, and the Governor of North Carolina from 1859-1861. He died shortly after North Carolina’s secession from the United States.


Scope and Contents

Consisting of a letter from Governor Moore to North Carolina Governor John W. Ellis, the Andrew B. Moore Letter, 1860, introduces his representative, Robert H. Smith, and proposes urgent discussion concerning the southern reaction to the possible election of Abraham Lincoln to the U.S. presidency.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moore, Andrew B., 1807-1873 -- Archives
Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861
Subjects
Secession -- Southern States.
Places
Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
North Carolina -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andrew B. Moore Letter, 1860, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


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Inventory

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2F58 Letter, December 14, 1860