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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • "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...
    • Lyndon B. Johnson, The White House, March 13, 1966, Governor Dan K. Moore

    • 1966-03-13
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Presidents--United States; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973--Correspondence; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence; Moore, Daniel Killian, 1906-1986;
    • Presidential Signature: Lyndon Baines Johnson (1963-1969). President Johnson expresses appreciation for Moore's attendance at a White House governors' conference on Vietnam where a Resolution of Support was passed indicating the nation's unity and...
    • Martin Van Buren, July 26, 1830, to Nathaniel Macon

    • 1830-07-26
    • United States. Department of State; United States--Politics and government; Presidents--United States; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862--Correspondence; Richmond enquirer (Richmond, Va. : Weekly);
    • Presidential Signature: Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) A letter from Martin Van Buren, to Nathaniel Macon. Van Buren, Secretary of State in the Jackson administration in 1830, informs Macon that he is sending a letter of Macon's which is supportive...
    • Holographic Will of John Penn, Granville County, 1784

    • 1784-03-01
    • United States. Declaration of Independence; Wills; Granville County (N.C.);
    • In this will dated 1 March 1784, John Penn, one of North Carolina's signers of the Declaration of Independence, divides his estate between a son, William Penn, and a daughter, Lucy [Penn] Taylor, wife of a Colonel Taylor. Penn appointed his son,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • George Washington, New York, October 2, 1789, to Samuel Johnston.

    • 1789-10-02
    • United States. Constitution; United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments; Presidents--United States; Washington, George, 1732-1799--Correspondence;
    • Presidential Signature: George Washington (1789-1797) Washington transmits a list of amendments to the Constitution of the United States (The Bill of Rights) to Governor Johnston and urges North Carolina to ratify the Constitution thereby joining...
    • 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...
    • John Adams, September 4, 1798, to John Steel, Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury

    • 1798-09-04
    • United States. Congress; United States. Comptroller of the Treasury; Presidents--United States; Adams, John, 1735-1826--Correspondence; Bladen County (N.C.);
    • Presidential Signature: John Adams (1797-1801). Adams thanks Steele for sending him various resolutions passed by citizens of Bladen County and comments favorably on the record election of Archibald Henderson, a Federalist, to Congress.
    • 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 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....

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