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'An Angel has fallen!': The Glasgow Land Frauds and the Emergence of the North Carolina Supreme Court

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An examination of the 1790s the fraudulent issuance of land grants during the 1780s in western North Carolina (later Tennessee) carried out by North Carolina secretary of state James Glasgow and others. The prosecution of these officials led to new legislation that resulted in the establishment of what would later become the state supreme court. Glasgow career was ended when he and two others were found guilty, fined, and jailed in June 1800.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 72 Issue 3, July 1995, p301-328, il, por, map, f