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Henry Abbot(t), a native of England, appeared in Camden County as a schoolmaster and later became an early Baptist Church leader in northeastern North Carolina. He was a traveling evangelist from 1758 to 1764 from the Perquimans River to the Tar River. He got into NC politics and was one of the men chosen to represent Pasquotank County in the Provincial Congress at Halifax, NC in 1776. He was on the committee to draft a constitution and bill of rights for North Carolina and is recognized as the author of the nineteenth article of the NC State Constitution.