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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 9 Issue 2, Apr 1932
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Benjamin Hawkins was born in Warren County on August 15, 1754 served as George Washington's interpreter during the Revolutionary War before returning to his native state. From 1787-1795 he served as a state legislator before being appointed to Superintendent to all Native American tribes south of the Ohio River. In this role, he was influential in establishing favorable trading practice between American and Native American tribes throughout the south.
This second installment is a reprint of a British orderly Book which covers military operations and orders from August 28, 1780 through March 20, 1781. Sections specific to North Carolina include: Cornwallis' march across the state, the Guilford Court House Campaign, and some coverage of the British retreat from Wilmington.
Textile industries within the state flourished during the Civil War. The industry profited with demand high for every scrap of cloth and spare piece of thread due to heavy regulation by the state. Regulatory effects of textile output, prices, and profits are analyzed.
Highlights from this installment include: some political papers from Thomas Blount, an abstract of land and slave values in 1815, notes on Gabriel Johnston's career, and obituary notices.