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Letter from Rev. Watson to President Abraham Lincoln, 1865 April 12

 Item — Box: 17, Folder: 20

Scope and Contents

Letter from Rev. Watson to President Abraham Lincoln, discussing the importance of separation of church and state and his general feelings regarding the war and its imposition on St. James, which had been occupied by Union soldiers. The letter was never sent, as Lincoln was assassinated three days after it was written.


  • Creation: 1865 April 12


Conditions Governing Access

Access to portions of this collection have been restricted by Special Collections in order to preserve the original materials and pursuant to extant statutory restrictions. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History ( for information on access to this collection.


From the Collection: 51 Containers (Contains 16 bankers boxes, 8 document boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 4 photo albums, 5 tube boxes, 7 card file boxes, and 6 flat files)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English