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A look at North Carolina's distribution of wealth during the proprietary period (1663-1729) via an examination of land patents issued and lists of tithables. These sources show that North Carolina was mostly a colony of small farmers with a wealthy minority, with less than one percent of households owning 30 percent of the land grants awarded and declaring 30 percent of the colony's tithables. These few families were set apart from their fellow colonists, similar to the circumstances found in South Carolina and Virginia.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown seeks to redistribute wealth to lower-wealth counties. Sorg examines the various opinions of Democratic and Republican locals alike.