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for The State Vol. 13 Issue 35, Jan 1946
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Violators of the law in our day and time may thing they are getting rather severe punishment, but in examining what took place as punishment in North Carolina during the days of the Lore Proprietors - 1665 to 1730 - they should have nothing to complain about.
Lawrence details a selection of court cases that he considers landmarks of the law in the legal history of North Carolina. These cases include Hoke v. Henderson which involved the title to the office of Clerk of the Superior Court of Lincoln County; State v. Will was a case of a slave and self defense; the Josiah Turner Episode; State v. Harrison in the elimination of wife beating.
Although not generally known, it was Colonel Samuel Davison who blazed the trail for the first permanent settlement across the Blue Ridge, where he later met a tragic fate.