Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in North Carolina

5 May 1973: Letter from Thomas Smith, Hudson, N.C., to Senator Sam Ervin

Mr. Smith takes the position on capital punishment opposite Ms. O'Bryant's, arguing that the death penalty should be imposed as a deterrent and "that some national, uniform bill concerning capital punishment should be enacted." Ervin responded substantially as he did to Ms. O'Bryant.

(Image from Sam Ervin Jr. Papers, #3847, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

5 May 1973: Letter from Thomas Smith, Hudson, N.C., to Senator Sam Ervin

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