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    • C. G. Davenport to Zebulon B. Vance, August 10, 1862

    • 1862-08-10
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Political aspects; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence; Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894;...
    • A letter dated August 10, 1862 from C. G. Davenport of Co. F, 11th North Carolina Regiment, which was penned at Camp Lamb, near Wilmington and addressed to Governor-elect Zebulon Vance. The letter congratulates Vance on his election as governor of...
    • Letter from Jefferson Davis to Governor John W. Ellis, May 23, 1861

    • 1861-05-23
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Correspondence; North Carolina. Governor (1859-1861 : Ellis); Virginia. Governor (1860-1864 : Letcher); Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence; United...
    • A letter from Confederate President Jefferson Davis, written in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 23, 1861, to Governor John W. Ellis of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, regarding the armaments of war.
    • North Carolina Constitutional Reader, Being a Hand Book for Primary Use in One Part

    • 1903
    • United States. Constitution; Voting--North Carolina--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; African American authors; African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century--Sources; African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina; African...
    • A scarce African-American imprint by G. Ellis Harris, Principal of a school at Littleton, with the title: North Carolina Constitutional Reader, Being a Hand Book for Primary Use in One Part (Raleigh: Printing Office, St. Augustine’s School,...
    • "Proprietary Concessions Relating to the Lower Cape Fear," 1663

    • 1663
    • Cape Fear River (N.C.); North Carolina--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775;
    • Charles II returned the Stuart dynasty to the English throne in 1660 and proceeded to reward his loyal supporters. Eight loyalists of them were rewarded by being named Proprietors of the king's newly established colony, Carolina. The document,...
    • Act making provisions for the Debt of the United States

    • 1790; 1791
    • Debt; United States. Congress; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; United States. Department of State;
    • Congress of the United States, at the second session, held in the city of New York, January 4, 1790. An Act making provisions for the debt of the United States, “Whereas justice and support of public credit require, that provision should be made...
    • Act repealing the duties upon distilled spirits imported and domestic

    • 1790; 1791
    • United States. Congress; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; United States. Department of State; Taxation; Alcohol; Distillation;
    • Congress of the United States, at the third session, held in the city of Philadelphia, on Monday December 6, 1790. An Act repealing the duties upon distilled spirits imported from abroad; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States....
    • Resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America

    • 1790; 1791
    • United States. Congress; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; France;
    • Congress of the United States: at the third session, held in the city of Philadelphia, on Monday December 6, 1790. A Resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, that the President of the United States be...
    • Diary Of William Lowrance, November 2, 1862-February 6, 1863

    • 1862-11-02; 1863-02-06
    • North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Soldiers--North Carolina--Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United...
    • Diary of William B. A. Lowrance, Nov. 2, 1862-Feb. 6, 1863. The last narrative entry of this Civil War diary, on February 6, 1863, contains a phrase using the nickname "Tar Heels" for soldiers of North Carolina. While encamped in what is now Pender...
    • Plan of Raleigh

    • 1792
    • Raleigh (N.C.)--History; City Planning--North Carolina; North Carolina State Capitol (Raleigh, N.C.);
    • During the colonial period North Carolina's legislature was reluctant to designate a fixed seat of government. The few times a capital was named, circumstances changed and the center of population began to shift. New Bern had been the colony's seat...
    • Jeremiah Vail "Plan Of Wilmington, 1743"

    • 1733; 1743
    • Wilmington (N.C.)--Maps; City Planning--North Carolina; Surveying--North Carolina;
    • Fear River Agreeable to the Original Survey. This Plan represents the Town of Wilmington as laid out by the Original Proprietors of the same in the year 1733 ...." This Wilmington town plan was drawn by Jeremiah Vail in 1743 and probably based on a...
    • General Assembly Resolutions submitted and referred to committee, January 1861

    • 1861-01-07
    • North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; North Carolina. General Assembly; Secession--North Carolina; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources; North Carolina--Politics and government--1861-1865; Fortification; Slavery--North...
    • Four resolutions of the General Assembly submitted to the Senate and/or referred to Senate committee in early January 1861. One resolution states that "unless by the 4th day of March next, the lust of exclusive Northern sectional domination shall...
    • Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council of State, 1789

    • 1789-06-19
    • United States. Constitution; United States--History; Washington, George, 1732-1799--Correspondence;
    • George Washington took his country's presidential oath of office in April of 1789. Prior to North Carolina's second Constitutional Convention, which ratified the federal Constitution, President George Washington addressed the this letter to the...
    • "Shaffer's New Township Map of North Carolina," by A. Webster Shaffer, 1886

    • 1886
    • Wake County (N.C.)--Maps; Business enterprises--North Carolina; Rivers--North Carolina; Administrative and political divisions; Railroads--North Carolina; Roads--North Carolina; Cities and towns--North Carolina; Education and state--North Carolina;...
    • In 1886, A. Webster Shaffer published several versions of his New Township Map of North Carolina. These included a large wall map, 40 in. x 75 in., and a fold-out pocket version. The latter is held by the N.C. State Archives. Inside the map’s...
    • Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council, 1790

    • 1790-08-26
    • United States. Constitution; Washington, George, 1732-1799--Correspondence; United States--History; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence;
    • In a letter dated August 26, 1790, George Washington wrote the Governor (Alexander Martin) and Council of State congratulating them on the ratification of the Constitution. In the letter, Washington thanks the governor and council for the "friendly...
    • General Robert E. Lee's Special Order

    • 1862
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; Confederate States of America. Army; Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863; United...
    • In early September of 1862, following the Confederate victory at Second Manassas, the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee moved into Maryland at Frederick. There General Lee wrote out his plans in great detail. On September 9 Lee...

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