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James Glasgow was the state's first secretary of state (1776 to 1779).When people learned that the perceived model citizen had used the office for corrupt land dealings, he was fined and disgraced. A county named for him was changed to Greene County.
The change in name of Glasgow County to Greene County involved a betrayal of trust on the part of a prominent state official and also an attempt to burn the state capitol in Raleigh.
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.