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for The North Carolina Booklet Vol. 12 Issue 3, January 1913
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Lieutenant Colonel Wilson Webster was a regimental commander in the English Army of Lord Cornwallis. Webster was wounded at the Battle of Guilford Court House and was evacuated toward Wilmington. Taking ill on route he spent his last days at the Bellefort plantation in Bladen County belonging to the patriot leader Hugh Waddell. The disposition of his remains is the subject of some dispute.
The 1912 dedication of a bust of Governor Morehead in the Hall of the House of Representatives marked the occasion for this review of the contributions of the governor. As both governor and later promoter of the North Carolina Railroad, Morehead greatly improved transportation and commerce within the state. His far-reaching public programs still affect us today.
The first Albemarle Assembly took place on February 6th, 1665 when early colonial leaders of the Albemarle region assembled to organize a government for the region.