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7838
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William Blount was one of the thirty-nine United States delegates to sign the Constitution, but he did so reluctantly because of he was uncertain of North Carolina's support. His greatest contribution to the young nation might have been his administration of the region south of the Ohio River. In 1796 he was elected one of Tennessee's first two United States senators. He died suddenly in 1800.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 8, Jan 1987, p7, 26, por
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19935
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This is a reprint of letters from businessman and Blount family agent Major James Cole Mountflorence to William, John Gray, and Thomas Blount. The letters, written in the era of the French Revolution, provide information on the commercial enterprises and political and social affairs of the Blounts, one of North Carolina's most influential families during this period. The introduction provides a biography of the Blounts and their relationship with Mountflorence.
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38721
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William Blount, a native of Bertie Co., NC, served as paymaster in the Revolution and then served in the NC House of Commons 1780-1784. Blount was a delegate from NC to the Continental Congress 1782-83; was a delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787, was a member of the NC General Assembly from 1788-90 and was a member of the NC Convention of 1789 called to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1790, Blount was appointed governor of the Southwest Territory, south of the Ohio River. In 1796, Blount helped draft the Tennessee Constitution and under his guidance, Tennessee entered into the Union in 1796 as the sixteenth State. He fell into disfavor over a found letter of his calling for a scheme for Great Britain to take over Florida and Louisiana. The US House of Representatives impeached him; but in 1798, he was elected to the Tennessee Senate and