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