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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 11 Issue 3, July 1934
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In the early 19th century, connecting the Piedmont and Coast was of utmost concern for state legislators. To solicit investors to the proposed Fayetteville and Western Railroad, Rev. Simeon Colton was enlisted to travel to areas of proposed construction and illicit investors. His efforts failed but his remarks concerning the benefits of such a rail line and notes concerning his attempts to find interested parties in the company are reprinted here from an address Colton gave before the Board of Internal of the General Assembly in 1840.
Moravian director Count Zinzendorf envisioned a colony \"on a large tract of land on which the Moravians might live undisturbed, having the liberty of excluding all strangers from their settlements.\" This idea of a colony was distinct from other Piedmont settlers like the Scotch-Irish and Germans whom chose to settle on independent and isolated farms. From this colony a number of distinct social and religious behaviors evolved and are reviewed in this article.
The author reminisces about her native Wentworth, Rockingham County seat, where she was born June 27, 1871. She remarks on how she remembers the town she grew up in including such topics as; travel, local customs, the architectural make-up of downtown, church, school, newspaper, and the town's African American population.