Maj. J. T. Gilmore

The articles on this page were published in the Weekly Standard, a Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper. W. W. Holden, Editor.     Extracted by Myrtle Bridges March 08, 2003

January 26, 1859 Issue:
We are glad to be able to announce that the Coalfields Railroad bill passed its third and final reading
in the Senate on yesterday. The vote was 22 for it, and 19 against it. Its success in the Senate is in
a great measure attributable to the activity and perseverance of Major Gilmore, the Senator from Cumberland
and Harnett. Twice was the bill defeated--once by an apparently decisive vote, and the second time by the 
vote of the Speaker--yet Maj. Gilmore did not despair, nor did he relax his efforts. On the contrary he
redoubled his exertions, and those exertions have at last been crowned with success. No people have a more
faithful representative then the people of Cumberland and Harnett
	The bill will now go to the House, where it will be ably enforced by the Commoners from the above counties,
and by others. We trust it will pass that branch of the General Assembly also.

May 23, 1860 Issue: 
By the letter received by us today, and published in another column, it will be seen Maj. J. T. Gilmore
has declined to permit his name to come before the County Convention for re-nomination. The numerous
Friends of the Major will regret this, not only on account of his past valuable services, but also 
for the great and paramount consideration of his personal worth and consistency as a democrat. We 
trust that Major Gilmore's health may soon be fully restored, and that he may yet be able to serve 
his party and State in places of trust for which he is so eminently qualified.  Fayetteville Carolinian.

August 31, 1864 Issue: 
Died at the residence of E. F. Moore, Esq., in the vicinity of Fayetteville, on the 20th 
inst., Major John T. Gilmore, aged about 63 years. In 18--, Major G. represented the County of Bladen in the 
House of Commons of the Legislature of this State, and was Senator from the Counties of Cumberland and Harnett 
at the session of 1858-'59. He was a man of decided talent, of affable manners, and possessed kind and social 
feelings. Weekly Standard - Raleigh

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