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Richard Dobbs Spaight in Ireland and Scotland: The Education of a North Carolina Founding Father

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Richard Dobbs Spaight’s education in Ireland strongly influenced his political and philosophical beliefs which would have an effect on America’s independence from Great Britian. Being orphaned, the future North Carolina governor and signer of the Constitution was sent to Ireland for his education where the Irish were sympathetic of the developing American cause. Spaight’s time in Ireland and at the University of Glasgow prepared him to be a Revolutionary Patriot and an ally of James Madison and the Federalists at the Constitutional Convention.