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21310
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If a deceased North Carolina slaveholder wanted to free their slaves in their will and send them to Liberia, there was often little resistance in having these wishes carried out. In the event of legal heirs contesting the wills and requests for freedom, it was often taken to the North Carolina Supreme Court for judgment. The American Colonization Society was often legally involved on the behalf of the slaves to be freed.
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21333
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A look at the history of Raleigh's Rex Hospital which opened in 1894 in a period when most medical care took place in the home and the few hospitals in existence were seen as places to die. Information on the first fifty years of the hospital, its staff, and its funding is included here.
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21471
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A reprint of letters written on behalf of a group of 106 emancipated former slaves who had settled in a colony in Liberia begun by the American Colonization Society -- a group formed to facilitate the colonization of former slaves in Africa. The McKay settlers became free after a lengthy court case over the will of their former master, James Iver McKay of Bladen County. Traveling aboard the packet ship MARY CAROLINE STEVENS, the group left Norfolk on May 28, 1857. The letters, penned for the settlers by an intermediary, contain their requests for supplies and money, and demonstrate the difficulties that contributed, along with the American Civil War, to the eventual failure of the enterprise and the Society.
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21489
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In 1877, the Episcopal men of Raleigh founded a philanthropic organization called St. John's Guild. The organization existed to facilitate charitable works and provide a means of social activity for members. The group was very active in Raleigh, establishing a library, reading room and a hospital. Local Episcopal clergy, in addition to several citizens contributed greatly to the charitable works of the organization. The guild ceased to exist in 1893 as the time and funds needed to run the organization were lacking from members.
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30550
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The Documentary Volumes published by the Division of Archives and History are a collection of writings by notable North Carolina citizens and politicians. The origin of this series dates to a 1903 law that created the North Carolina Historical Commission, and tasked it with collecting valuable NC historical documents.
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31385
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A request from a school child to the North Carolina State Department of Archives and History asking about all of the state's history is just one of many requests that are received every day. The Department replies to these requests by supplying brochures and the North Carolina Historical Review.
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21247
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This article follows up on the bequests made on the behalf of John Rex upon his death in 1839. It especially covers the efforts of Reverend William McLain to release funds Rex set aside for his freed slaves. These former slaves were relocated back to Africa by the American Colonization Society of which McLain was Secretary.
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21244
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This article reviews the bequests made on the behalf of John Rex of Raleigh after his passingin 1839. In his will, Rex wished that fund would be donated to establish a hospital in Raleigh, which would be known as the Rex Hospital. Lesser known was his wish to free his slaves and fund their transport and resettlement back in Africa.
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