HON. ALFRED DOCKERY AND SON O.H.
January 21, 1863 Issue of the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges
February 14, 2003
The Destructives at Work
The Wadesboro' Argus stated some days ago, that it was rumored that certain persons in Montgomery
County, were in favor of reconstruction, and that they had requested that certain men address them
in public meeting. The last Argus says, "to our utter astonishment, we learn that public sentiment
had settled upon Hon. Alfred Dockery and O. H. Dockery as the men alluded to." The Argus says that
it is authorized to say that public sentiment, in this respect, is entirely erroneous.
In this connection, it is proper for us to remark, that for some days the story has been bruited
about this city, that Gen. A. Dockery as a re-constructionist, but knowing the anxiety of the
Destructives to injure and malign every man who has been at all identified with the Conservative
cause in North Carolina, we regarded it as a Destructive falsehood, made of the whole cloth.
So far as our information extends, there are no sounder Southern Conservative men in the State than
Gen. Dockery and his son, Col. O. H. Dockery. The Colonel has given proof positive of his devotion
to the cause, and we have no doubt Gen. Dockery has done more for it than many of his malingers. We
feel called upon to say thus much, in the absence of all direct information from those gentlemen.
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