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21994
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A look at the life of War of 1812 naval hero Captain Johnston Blakely, and his mysterious disappearance aboard his vessel the WASP and the annuity paid to his widow and daughter Maria Udney Blakely.
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21968
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This article discusses the founding of the colony, that would one day become the State of North Carolina, by land grants from Charles II and the establishing of a capital founded in Raleigh.
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22021
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An account of the trial of North Carolina's first secretary of state, James Glasgow, for the issuing of fraudulent land grants in Tennessee and western North Carolina.
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22121
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This article examines the formation of the counties of North Carolina throughout the state's history as well as the historical figures, places, and peoples that the counties are named after.
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22242
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This article details the personal life, family history, and military service of Revolutionary War general Jethro Sumner. It highlights his service during the French and Indian War where he rose to the rank of lieutenant while commanding a fort, his service to Warren County as a justice of the peace, and his appointment as brigadier general by the Continental Congress in 1779.
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22471
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Unionists successfully resisted secession in North Carolina until Lincoln's call for troops in April of 1861. Governor Henry Ellis, summoned the Legislature and called for the election of a convention to consider secession. That body met on May 20, and by the end of the first week of June the delegates voted to secede from the United States and elected to join the Confederate States of America. These steps included passing an ordinance of secession, general legislation dealing with the change in government, electing delegates to the Confederate Congress, secret sessions regarding the build-up to war with the Union, and numerous constitutional changes.
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22025
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This article discusses the Lords Proprietors who helped settle North Carolina. It covers the forfeiture of the land rights of Sir Walter Raleigh because of treason and regranted in 1606 all the way through the post-American Revolution Supreme Court decision that retracted the land claims of the heirs of the last Lords Proprietor, Earl Granville.
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