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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 3 Issue 1, Jan 1926
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Part IV and V in this series, presents three documents - \"The Petition of Reuben Searcy and Others\" (1759), George Sim's \"Address to the People of Granville,\" and Hermon Husband's \"Remarks on Religion.\" Both historic documents record incidents of property taxation in the Granville District. The first document is a complaint lodged against Robert Jones Jr., Attorney General of the state, for over taxation and the latter a public speech addressed to Granville County Residents to join together and overthrow local government. The third document is a reprint of Husband's 1761 pamphlet concerning his personal opinions about the connection between religion and politics.
In 1815, public schools taught state geography and history interchangeably, the two subjects not yet distinguished as independent topics. Teachers would have used one of three textbooks: Guthrie's \"A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar and the Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World\"; Morse's \"Geography Made Easy, Being an Abridgement of the American Universal Geography\"; or Adams' \"Geography, or A Description of the World in Three Parts.\" These texts were chosen to discuss how geography was presented to school children in the early 19th century and the development and curriculum changes a century later.
Early colonists attempted to establish roads and highways in eastern North Carolina but inhabitants of the Albemarle region depended largely on the area's natural waterways for transportation. Documentation of colonial transportation avenues is limited but the article outlines the history of travel throughout the region during the early colonial phase. The article expounds on early types of watercraft and the difficulties of travel over land.
The article's author presents a brief biography of Samuel A'Court Ashe. Ashe was a prominent figure in the state's history serving as a soldier, jurist, legislator, editor, and most importantly historian. He edited the 1904 seven volume series Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present and wrote his own two volume state history entitled simply History of North Carolina.
Provincial Governor George Burrington, 1731, spent much of his term in office in a controversy concerning the collection of quit rents. Debate between Johnston and his detractors is reprinted here with records beginning March 29, 1735 through 1750.