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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 21 Issue 4, Oct 1944
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Department of Revenue was formed out of necessity with restructuring of state government and changes to the tax system in 1921. The article reviews these changes which lead to the founding of the Department of Revenue and the department's early responsibilities. Statistical information is presented relating to the department's employees, cost of operation, and state revenue.
The author attempts to track the population of African Americans in Guilford County prior to the Civil War, a difficult task because of the lack of records before 1790. There was little to no African Americans with the first settlement of Guilford County and only a slow growth in numbers from 1830 to 1860 with the increase of slavery. Statistical information is provided regarding the number of whites, free African Americans, and slaves in Guilford County between 1790 through 1870.
The 1858 election saw a heated campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor with John W. Ellis facing William W. Holden. A biographical sketch of each nominee is given along with the details of the contentious race between the two candidates as presented in the state's newspapers.