Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 5 Issue 2, April 1928
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Tension existed between the ruling class living in the colonies and the authoritative Crown throughout the early history of North Carolina. The sheriff became a key figure in the political struggle of the colony because of the administrative and punitive powers granted his office. The article reviews the various roles of sheriffs in colonial government and how this could exploit both the ruling class families and the Crown.
Continuation of an article appearing in January 1928, details the highly politicized debate concerning a constitutional amendment to establish voting districts which raged on from the end of the War of 1812 through the 1820s. The historic documentation of the debate concerning this amendment within the state is reprinted in this series of articles.
In this installment, documents pertaining to the 1788 Hillsboro Convention are reprinted. The convention met to discuss the Federal Constitution which the state did not ratify until November 21, 1789.