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A Year in Hertford County with Elkanah Watson

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Elkanah Watson was a notable noted 19th century author who spent two years in eastern North Carolina as a planter-merchant. During this period, the state was grappling over the issue of ratifying the newly written constitution. The author examines primary documentation from Watson's manuscript collection to argue that the author played a significant role in supporting state Federalists and the eventual ratification of the constitution by state representatives.