A dip pen, used in the 1860s, which would have been dipped into an inkwell to write.
- Citation Information
- “Pen used to sign North Carolina's Ordinance of Secession, 1861,” Digital Public Library of America, http://dp.la/item/eed0d959d47a589b8958e254d4131ddf.
Courtesy of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
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