Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The North Carolina Booklet Vol. 9 Issue 1, July 1909
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Poe discusses North Carolina legislation between 1714 and 1791, as recorded by James Iredell (1791). Of particular interest to Poe are acts regarding slaves, as they illustrate the colonial mindset towards slave rights and responsibilities. Similar legislation affecting Native American groups is discussed as it documents changing colonial attitudes, especially after the French and Indian War. Finally, Poe investigates legislation towards British sympathizers during and after the Revolutionary War.
This article discusses the history of Thomas Person, a sheriff, surveyor, judge, and General Assembly member working in North Carolina during the second half of the 18th century. Person worked in state government for over thirty years as an active Anti-Federalist spokesperson and advocate against class-based legislation. His outspoken personality galvanized many of his relationships with other government officials. Nevertheless, Person was fondly remembered by his younger contemporaries following his death in 1800.
Flora McDonald was a Scottish born immigrant who came to Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1774. Prior to her emigration, McDonald assisted Bonnie Prince Charlie in escaping Scotland following the Battle of Culloden. Upon arrival three decades later in North Carolina, McDonald was greeted with enthusiasm from North Carolina’s Scottish population for her help. McDonald provided further support for the Loyalists during the American Revolution. After her husband was captured, McDonald returned to Scotland.