The Wilmington Messenger April 22, 1900 His Resignation as Commander of State's Naval Reserves Tendered and Accepted. --- A special dispatch to The Messenger last night from our correspondent at Raleigh, stated that Governor Russell had received the resignation of Geo. L. Morton, as commander of the naval reserve brigade of this state and that the resignation had been accepted. The reason given by Commander Morton for his resignation was pressure of private business.
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