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2818
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A political campaign dispute between Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., and John Stanly culminated in the summer of 1802, when the men fought the state's most famous duel in New Bern. Spaight was mortally wounded.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 56 Issue 6, Nov 1988, p16-17, por
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9114
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Recently, the gravesite of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., was discovered. Spaight signed the U.S. Constitution and served as the first native-born North Carolina governor. He died in 1802, and his son, Richard, Jr., also served as governor and is buried in the same small cemetery as his father. The graveyard is located on Brice's Creek Road in New Bern, and the overgrowth has been cleared by a local Boy Scout Troop.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 1, June 1976, p20-21, il, por
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9898
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The custom of the duel continued with the colonists in America and eventually in North Carolina. Though forbade by legislature in 1802, duels persisted in North Carolina regularly until the end of the Civil War which marked a dramatic decline. North Carolina's eighth governor and Constitution signer, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., was killed in a duel with John Stanly over a political quarrel.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 6, Nov 1973, p10-14, il, por
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15811
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Richard Dobbs Spaight, a man of wealth, education, and a signer of the federal Constitution, served North Carolina well during his three one-year terms as Governor. A political campaign dispute between Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., and John Stanly culminated in the summer of 1802, when the men fought the state's most famous duel in New Bern. Spaight was mortally wounded.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 18, Sept 1935, p6
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Record #:
18677
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North Carolina can proudly claim three men who signed the Constitution--Hugh Williamson of Chowan, Richard Dobbs Spaight and William Blount of Craven County. Lawrence provides biographical information on them.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 14, Sept 1942, p3, 20
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19534
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Richard Dobbs Spaight was born in New Bern on March 25th, 1758 to Richard Spaight, a grand nephew of colonial Governor Arthur Dobbs. The article offers a biographical sketch of Spaight's life and his successful career as a state politician.
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28786
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Richard Dobbs Spaight’s education in Ireland strongly influenced his political and philosophical beliefs which would have an effect on America’s independence from Great Britian. Being orphaned, the future North Carolina governor and signer of the Constitution was sent to Ireland for his education where the Irish were sympathetic of the developing American cause. Spaight’s time in Ireland and at the University of Glasgow prepared him to be a Revolutionary Patriot and an ally of James Madison and the Federalists at the Constitutional Convention.