The Civil War in North Carolina

Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

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he retreated to Maryland, and thence to Pennsylvania.

        In a letter in the Rolls office, in London, from President Hassell, dated 9th of August, 1771, is this extract.

        "In a letter I received by express from Governor Eden, of Maryland, dated 9th ult, he had received information that Herman Husbands, with eight or ten of his associates were there, and he could not arrest him, as could not identify him. I answered by the same express, and sent a young man who could swear to the identity of Husbands; I sent also a copy of a proclamation offering large rewards for taking them. I wrote also to President Nelson, of Virginia, and President Hamilton, of Pennsylvania, requesting them to aid in Husbands' apprehension." Col. Doc. 178.

        A reward was offered for him by Gov. Tryon. He was the ready and determined opponent of illegal oppression. He was concerned with Gallatin and Breckenridge in the whisky insurrections in 1794, apprehended and taken to Philadelphia. By the influence of Dr. David Caldwell, who happened to be in Philadelphia at the time, Dr. Rush and others, he was released, and died on his return home.

        Hon. John Long was born in London County Va., but long a resident of Randolph County. He was a man of unblemished reputation, of strong native intellect, and of much public spirit. He was Senator from Randolph in the Legislature in 1814-15; and elected a member of 17th Congress, (1821-23,) and re-elected to 19th and 20th (1825) Congresses. His death was the result of a singular accident. He was in feeble health for some time, and on the day previous to his death, he walked out on his farm; whilst attempting to climb a fence, he fell, the top rail falling upon him. He was enabled by great exertion to walk back to his house, but died on the next day. He left several children.



        Alfred Dockery, born December 11, 1797, died December 3, 1873, in Richmond County; he was born within a mile of the residence at which he lived and died. His father, Thos. Dockery, was a poor man. He reared a large family of children, but one of whom is now living, Dr. Henry Dockery, of Hernando, Mississippi. Thos. Dockery was unable to give his children, even at that early day, the simplest elements of an education. Alfred was the eldest of the children, and the heavy burden of providing the means of subsistence for his younger brothers and sisters devolved on him. Hence, his education in early life was entirely neglected, and he was often heard to say that he had never attended school for three months consecutively in his life. In 1823 he married Sallie Turner, of Anson County, with whom he lived in uninterrupted felicity until his death, which occurred December 3d, 1873, leaving seven children surviving him. General Dockery, as he was familiarly called, began life on a small scale as a farmer, and by industry and energy amassed quite a handsome estate. He lost much
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