LETTER FROM GOVERNOR PERDUE
Dear North Carolina Scholar:
Thank you for requesting the accompanying information about North Carolina. It is my pleasure to share with you some interesting aspects of the fascinating history, cultural diversity, and geographic variety our state offers.
Among these pages is a depiction of The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina. On it appears our state motto, "Esse Quam Videri," Latin words meaning "To be rather than to seem. These words are as important today as they ever were. As a state and as a people, the state motto describes the way we want to live, the way we want to work and the way we want to raise our families.
I wish you every success in your efforts to learn about North Carolina.
With kindest regards, I remain
Very truly yours