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This article attempts to identify significant factors in the struggle for representation in the 13 original colonies with a special attention to sectionalism and the struggle between East and West within the states. Each colony is addressed individually.
The General Court of Albemarle was a primary colonial court responsible for the hearings of all common law cases in the colony. Functioning between 1670 and 1689, all court matters were overseen by the Governor. The General Court heard both criminal cases and non-judicial matters; examples of both are reproduced here in the 1684 Minutes of this colonial court.
This article discusses the history of Thomas Person, a sheriff, surveyor, judge, and General Assembly member working in North Carolina during the second half of the 18th century. Person worked in state government for over thirty years as an active Anti-Federalist spokesperson and advocate against class-based legislation. His outspoken personality galvanized many of his relationships with other government officials. Nevertheless, Person was fondly remembered by his younger contemporaries following his death in 1800.