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An account of the exploration and settlement of the lands around the Cape Fear River, including details of settlements, land charters, laws, and citizens.
As early as the 1730s, it was discovered that the environment of the Lower Cape Fear was suited for growing rice, and small-scale rice cultivation flourished. Although the rice industry was often overshadowed by naval stores, it had a long-lasting effect on the colonial economy and laid a foundation for agricultural growth and broader Atlantic trade into the nineteenth century.
William Dry, Brunswick planter in colonial North Carolina, has been a relatively neglected figure in the state’s history. Dry was a revolutionary and one of the leading citizens of the Cape Fear during the Stamp Act controversy. Although Dry was one of Cape Fear’s most vocal supporters of the American Revolution, he never participated actively on its behalf.