DUDLEY, Edward Bishop, 1789-1855


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Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1850, 2 pages.
A letter from Edward B. Dudley to Daniel Webster written on May 4, 1850. In the letter, Edward Dudley thanks Webster for his speech of Clay’s Resolution and also discusses problems with free blacks and slaves.


North Carolina State Department of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: 1836-1841, approximately 17 items.
The papers of Governor Edward Dudley contain letter books with copies of correspondence, appointments, recommendations, petitions, proclamations, pardons, extraditions, and election returns. Correspondence (1837-1840) refers to the redemption of script, finances, money owed to the state, distribution of surplus funds, loans, drainage of Lake Mattamuskeet, elections, money to rebuild the Capitol, the relocation of the Cherokees, Cherokees that wished to remain in North Carolina, troops to serve in the Cherokees’ removal, military supplies, banks, railroads (especially the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad), railroad subscription and state aid to railroads, roads, and labor available; surveying of Cherokee lands, slavery, treatment of slaves, abolitionists, and employment of blacks. Other topics are elections and militia elections; repairs to the governor’s mansion and building the new capitol; North Carolina’s debt to the federal government; and other internal improvements; fugitives, prisoners, crime and punishment, and pardons; the establishment of common schools; emigration to the West; and mining. Also included are letters from office-seekers, recommendations, and appointments.