Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 5 Issue 3, July 1928
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Native North Carolinian George W. Swepson bought the Western Division of the Western North Carolina Railroad Company in 1868. After taking ownership, Swepson was granted more than six million in tax bonds from the state which he invested in a Florida Railroad company. The article reviews Swepson's illegitimate business practices, misappropriation of state funds, and the general corruptness of the state's government during the Reconstruction era.
Continuation of an article appearing in April 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, a variety of documents on multiple subjects are reprinted within. Some topics include: market prices for goods sold in Wilmington in 1796, surveys in Granville, a Thanksgiving sermon, and a Jamaican lawyer establishing his practice in the state.