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Title: Letter from Zebulon B. Vance to General William T. Sherman, April 11, 1865: Electronic Edition.
Author: Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
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Text encoded by Sarah Ficke
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-08-01, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Zebulon B. Vance to General William T. Sherman, April 11, 1865
Author: Z. B. Vance
Description: 1 page, 1 page image
Note: Call number 683 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Zebulon B. Vance to General William T. Sherman, April 11, 1865
Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894



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State of North Carolina,
Executive Department,
Raleigh, April 11th, 1865

Genl Wm T. Sherman
Commanding U.S. Tenn

General

His Honor, Mayor Wm Harrison , is authorized to surrender to you the city of Raleigh. I have the honor to request the extension of your favor to its defenseless inhabitants generally; and especially to ask your protection for the charitable Institutions of the State located here, filled as they are with unfortunate inmates, most of whose natural protectors would be unable to take care of them, in the event of their destruction.
The Capitol of the State with its Libraries, Museum and most of the public records, is also left in your power. I can but entertain the hope that they may escape mutilation or destruction in as much as such evidences of learning and taste could advantage neither party in the prosecution of the war whether destroyed or preserved.

I am General
Very Respectfully

Z. B. Vance