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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.
Koonts discusses the interesting connection between Arthur Dobbs, the royal governor of North Carolina; James Glasgow, the first North Carolina secretary of state; and General Nathaniel Greene, the Revolutionary War hero. Present-day Greene County at one time bore the name of each man. Koonts discusses how the name changes occurred.