We have some old fashioned notions about taking an oath…

Upon receipt of Governor Zebulon Vance’s letter of October 10, 1862, the Fries brothers quickly responded to Governor Vance’s written attack on their character and motives for not taking the oath swearing to their acceptance of only .75 per cent profit on each yard of cloth sold to the Confederate government.

Letter: Fries to Vance, October 13, 1862

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