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    • "Gaelic Charm" [Dougald McFarland paper, 1750]

    • 1750
    • Scottish Gaelic language; Charms;
    • Written primarily in the Gaelic language, this "charm" was intended to protect the believer against evil. On its reverse side is written "Dougald McFarland, Moore County 1750." Since Moore County was formed from Cumberland County in 1784, this was...
    • William Howard Taft, New Haven, June 13, 1913, to Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme...

    • 1913-06-13
    • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930--Correspondence; Clark, Walter, 1846-1924; Presidents--United States; North Carolina. Supreme Court; Yale University; Law--North Carolina; Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--North Carolina;
    • William Howard Taft to Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Raleigh.After serving as president, Taft became a professor of constitutional law at Yale University and in this letter thanks Justice Clark for sending him two of Clark’s...
    • Letter of Marque signed by John Hancock, 1776

    • 1776-10-24
    • United States. Continental Congress; United States--History--1783-1815--Congresses
    • This Letter of Marque was issued by the Continental Congress on October 24, 1776, to James Powell, commander of the 3-ton schooner, Northampton. It is signed by John Hancock, president of the Congress. A letter of Marque and Reprisal commissioned...
    • Letter from George Washington to Governor Alexander Martin, September 29, 1792

    • 1792-09-29
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799--Correspondence; Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794; North Carolina. General Assembly; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence; Alcoholic beverages--Taxation--Law and legislation--United States;
    • This letter from President George Washington to Governor Alexander Martin, dated September 29, 1792, served as a cover letter for a proclamation sent to all the states. The proclamation, dated September 15, 1792, denouncing the growing “Whiskey...
    • Lewis C.F.C. Laesch Naval Diary

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-05-20
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Navy--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Navy. North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (1861-1865); Blockade--North Carolina--Cape Fear River--History--19th century; Cape Fear...
    • This is the Naval Diary of Naval Engineer Lewis C.F.C. Laesch, who served aboard the U.S.S. Pequot, during the first half of 1864, and kept a daily diary of activities, from January 1, 1864, until May 20, 1864. Lewis Laesch was born in the German...
    • Appointment of Samuel Tredwell signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Feb. 19, 1793

    • 1793-02-19
    • North Carolina--History; Edenton (N.C.); Washington, George, 1732-1799--Sources; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Presidents--United States; United States. Department of State; Customs administration;
    • This document is the appointment of Samuel Tredwell as Collector of Customs for the District of Edenton, including the port of Edenton (Port Roanoke). It was signed February 19, 1793 by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as Washington's first...
    • Letter from Joseph Adolphus Engelhard, August 28, 1864

    • 1864-08-28
    • Ream's Station, Battle of, Va., 1864; North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Soldiers--North Carolina--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • This Civil War letter, dated August 28, 1864, is signed by Major Jos[eph] A. Engelhard and addressed to "Friend Ruf." In the letter, Major Engelhard describes the successful Battle of Ream's Station (Dinwiddie County, Virginia) as a "'Tar Heel'...
    • Isaac Avery's Message to His Father

    • 1863
    • North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Death; Last words; Confederate States of America. Army; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources;
    • Thirty-five year old Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery was the grandson of Waightstill Avery, the fiery Revolutionary War hero who served as the first attorney general of North Carolina. As General Robert F. Hoke's senior colonel, Isaac Avery was thrust in...
    • "Wearin' of the Grey written by Tar Heel"

    • 1866
    • Sheet music--United States--History; North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Music and the war;
    • These three pages of sheet music, "Wearin' of the Grey written by Tar Heel," were first printed in 1866. The attribution to "Tar Heel" is the first known use of the term in post-Civil War published works. The author, "Tar Heel," is obviously a...
    • Act of Congress for the Admission of the State of Vermont into the Union

    • 1790; 1791
    • United States. Congress; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; United States. Department of State; Vermont;
    • The Congress of the United States, at the third session, begun and held in the city of Philadelphia, on Monday December 6, 1790 approved the Act for the Admission of the State of Vermont into the Union. The State of Vermont had petitioned the...
    • Act of Congress to make certain Appropriations

    • 1790; 1791
    • United States. Congress; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; United States. Department of State; Debt; Lighthouses;
    • The Congress of the United States, at the second session, begun and held in the city of New York, on Monday, January 4, 1790 approved the Act to make certain Appropriations. One of seven acts and one resolution of the First Congress, Second and...
    • Carolina Charter

    • 1663
    • Carolina--Charters; North Carolina--History;
    • The Charter of 1663, composed of four pages, marks the beginning of organized, representative government in the province of Carolina. In the 1580s, English adventurers had attempted to colonize the area now called North Carolina, but they had...
    • Bill of Rights. United States Constitution

    • 1789
    • United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments;
    • The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first 10 amendments of the United States Constitution. These amendments are a series of limitations on the power of the United States Federal government. George Washington commissioned fourteen copies to...
    • 1715 Revisal

    • 1715; 1729; 1722; 1723
    • North Carolina--History; Bertie County (N.C.); Statutes--North Carolina;
    • The 1715 Revisal was the first codification of the laws in force at a given time in colonial North Carolina. In addition to the 1715 codification, this manuscript contains all public acts in force (not private laws affecting specific persons only)...
    • "Early Times in Raleigh", addresses delivered by the Hon. David L. Swain, 1867

    • 1867
    • Raleigh (N.C.)--History; Raleigh (N.C.)--Biography; Governors--North Carolina; Swain, David L. (David Lowry), 1801-1868;
    • Speeches by former governor David Swain on the early history of Raleigh, North Carolina. Under former legislator and governor, David L. Swain, the University of North Carolina entered a new era in 1835. As college president, Swain popularized the...
    • Signed transmittal letter, March 16, 1861, from Abraham Lincoln to Governor John W. Ellis

    • 1861-03-16
    • United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources; United States. Department of State; Presidents--United...
    • Signed transmittal letter, March 16, 1861, from Abraham Lincoln to Governor John W. Ellis, with the original Thirteenth Amendment, and Secretary Wm. H. Seward transmittal document. The cover letter signed by Lincoln accompanied a copy of the...

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