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'The Seat of Smiling Mirth': The Ninepenny Whist Club of Wilmington, North Carolina, 1801-ca. 1807


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A reprint of the surviving documents of the Ninepenny Whist Club, a private social organization founded by 13 men in Wilmington in 1801 to eat, drink, and be merry. The documents that survive from the group consist of election results (from a group presidential election, a constitution, resolutions, several addresses and responses, and the transcript of a mock trial - all providing a glimpse of club life and on social life in Wilmington in the early 19th century.
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