30 January 1862: “WHEREAS, It is of great importance to manufacture Salt in the interior of this State…”

Item description: Salt continued to be of great importance to the North Carolina Secession Convention as evidenced by this ordinance. In it, the convention exempts the owners and operators of “The Chatham Salt Mining and Manufacturing Company” from militia service, allows them to increase their capital stock to ten thousand dollars, and suspends the stock from taxation for six months.

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Item citation:An ordinance to encourage the mining and manufacturing of salt in the interior of the state. Ordinances of the State convention. Raleigh : W.W. Holden, printer to the state, 1863. VC342.2 1861or, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.

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