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19677
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This third installment is a reprint of a British orderly Book which covers military operations and orders from August 28, 1780 through March 20, 1781. Sections specific to North Carolina include; Cornwallis' march across the state, the Guilford Court House Campaign, and some coverage of the British retreat from Wilmington.
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19675
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This second installment is a reprint of a British orderly Book which covers military operations and orders from August 28, 1780 through March 20, 1781. Sections specific to North Carolina include: Cornwallis' march across the state, the Guilford Court House Campaign, and some coverage of the British retreat from Wilmington.
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19671
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This first installment is a reprint of a British orderly Book which covers military operations and orders from August 28, 1780 through March 20, 1781. Sections specific to North Carolina include: Cornwallis' march across the state, the Guilford Court House Campaign, and some coverage of the British retreat from Wilmington.
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19672
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Notes for this installment include; court records from Granville County, obituary notices, and a case of an African American man burned alive for the murder of William Bryant.
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19687
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Reprinted here is a compilation of records for Scottish emigrants to North Carolina gathered from Public Record Office of Great Britain in the Treasury Department and organized by the North Carolina Historical Commission. These records include names or emigrants, age, occupation, departure dates, port of departure, and reason for visiting the state. Dates of records in this installment are from January 1774 through May 1775.
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19681
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This fourth installment is a reprint of a British orderly Book which covers military operations and orders from August 28, 1780 through March 20, 1781. Sections specific to North Carolina include: Cornwallis' march across the state, the Guilford Court House Campaign, and some coverage of the British retreat from Wilmington.
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19697
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An early account of wild western North Carolina before the 19th century was captured by Pennsylvania native John Brown. He traveled through an area now known as Salisbury, Statesville, Wilkesboro, Morganton, and Asheville for six months in 1795 looking to purchase land in the region. During his travels he commented on social and economic conditions, as well as the general topography of the area in a journal which is reprinted here.
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19694
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In the early 19th century, connecting the Piedmont and Coast was of utmost concern for state legislators. To solicit investors to the proposed Fayetteville and Western Railroad, Rev. Simeon Colton was enlisted to travel to areas of proposed construction and illicit investors. His efforts failed but his remarks concerning the benefits of such a rail line and notes concerning his attempts to find interested parties in the company are reprinted here from an address Colton gave before the Board of Internal of the General Assembly in 1840.
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19690
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Reprinted here is a compilation of records for Scottish emigrants to North Carolina gathered from Public Record Office of Great Britain in the Treasury Department and organized by the North Carolina Historical Commission. These records include names or emigrants, age, occupation, departure dates, port of departure, and reason for visiting the state. Dates of records in this installment are from April 1774 through September 1775.
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19710
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A companion to the series \"Twelve North Carolina Counties in 1810-1811,\" the author provides a reprinting of several manuscripts taken from the Thomas Henderson Letter Book, 1810-1811. Included here is \"The Town of Beaufort,\" written by Jacob Henry in 1810, the unsigned manuscript, \"The Island of Portsmouth,\" \"Chatham County Mines and Quarries,\" written by M. McKenzie in 1811, \"Liberty Hall,\" by Adlai Laurens Osborn, \"Newton Academy,\" written by George Swain in 1810, and \"William Augustus Richards,\" by Archibald Debow Murphy.
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19739
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This is a reprint of Asheville, NC attorney Augustus S. Merrimon who later became a United States Senator and the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The journal covers the circuit of superior and county courts of western North Carolina including Buncombe, Madison, Cherokee, Jackson, Haywood, Henderson and Yancey counties beginning on October 8, 1853 and concluding January 28, 1854.
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19759
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This is a reprint of a collection of letters from Romulus M. Saunders (1791-1867), a Crawford leader in the North Carolina delegation in Congress, to Bartlett Yancy (1785-1828) speaker of the state Senate and leader of the Crawford following in the state. The letters span the period between December 30, 1821 and March 21, 1828, five months before Yancy's death. The introduction by Newsome includes Saunders' and Yancy's biographical information as well as some description of 1824 presidential candidate William H. Crawford and his supporting political movement in North Carolina.
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19777
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North Carolina was the twelfth state to ratify the Federal Constitution on November 21, 1789. Ratification was a contentious issue in the state due to a well-organized Anti-Federalist movement which blocked ratification at the Hillsboro Convention on July 21, 1788. The article reviews the politics of the era and the mollification of Anti-Federalists between conventions.
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19779
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Reprint of letters written by Congressman Lawrence O'Bryan Branch mostly to his wife Nancy Hayward Branch (nee Blount) shed light on his personality, family relations, congressional career, and accounts of social life in Washington, DC. An account of President Buchanan's visit to North Carolina in 1859 and on sectionalist political issues being faced by the Union are also included. Newsome's introduction includes biographical information and details of Branch's death at Antietam as well as background information on the state of political issues leading up to the time of Branch's writing.
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