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Doctor Hugh Williamson was the first state representative in Congress after the State ratified the constitution and served two terms before retirement in 1793. Williamson also notably served at the Annapolis convention (1786), the Federal Convention (1787), and the Fayetteville Convention (1789) during his 11 year political career. The author reviews these important events in Williamson's political career and also his post and pre-political life.
From 1790-1815, Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans were struggling for supremacy in national and state politics. North Carolina's majority population of individualistic farmers claimed to be firmly Republican, a fact which period elections reflected until the election of 1789 when the war with the French changed voting dynamics and the Federalists won congressional seats. This article looks at the elections held every year between 1803 and 1810 to examine how the Republicans regained the political ground lost in the 1789 election.