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    • Letter From John Quincy Adams, May 23, 1846, to Charles Phillips

    • 1846-05-23
    • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848--Correspondence; North Carolina--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; United States. Continental Congress; United States--Politics and government; University of North Carolina (1793-1962); Presidents--United States; Adams,...
    • Presidential Signature: John Quincy Adams (1825-1829). Adams comments on his father's essay, "Thoughts on Government." He expresses pride in the fact that so many of his father's ideas had been adopted by North Carolina in the writing of its...
    • The 13th Amendment

    • 1865-02-01; 1865-02-02
    • African Americans; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence; North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; North Carolina--Politics and government--1861-1865--Sources; Slavery; Slavery--North Carolina; Slavery--United States--History--19th...
    • North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment, this document formally ended legal slavery in the United States. This document is stored in a climate-controlled vault, the original location of the document was: Governor’s Papers, Provisional Governor...
    • Herbert Hoover, The White House, August 30, 1932, to Edward W. Pou

    • 1932-08-30
    • Bonds--United States; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964--Correspondence; Great Depression; Reconstruction Finance Corporation; United States. Congress. House; Presidents--United States;
    • Presidential Signature: Herbert Clark Hoover (1929-1933) Following the stock market crash of 1929 and the bank failures, unemployment, and economic disasters at the beginning of the 1930s, the federal government made efforts at economic recovery....
    • James Buchanan, May 21, 1859, Washington, to Lawrence O'Bryan Branch

    • 1859-05-21
    • Buchanan, James, 1791-1868--Correspondence; Chapel Hill (N.C.); University of North Carolina (1793-1962); Halifax County (N.C.); Presidents--United States;
    • Presidential Signature: James Buchanan, (1857-1861) discusses his upcoming visit to Chapel Hill to speak at the University of North Carolina commencement, and expresses his "warm regard for the people of North Carolina." Branch, a native of...
    • "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,...
    • 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...
    • Jimmy Carter autograph, February 8, 1978, on a White House business card

    • 1978-02-02
    • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-; Presidents--United States; Governors--North Carolina; Mitchell, Thornton W.; Scott, Robert Walter, 1929-2009; White House (Washington, D.C.); North Carolina. Office of Archives and History;
    • Presidential Signature: President Carter consistently signs his name simply as Jimmy Carter. This card was enclosed in a letter dated February 16, 1978 from Robert W. Scott, former governor of North Carolina and chairman of the Appalachian Regional...
    • Jefferson Davis Letter

    • 1861-05-23
    • Confederate States of America--History--Sources; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Correspondence; North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources;
    • Letter from Jefferson Davis to Governor John W. Ellis, May 23, 1861
    • Calvin Coolidge, The White House, October 2, 1923, to Governor Cameron Morrison

    • 1923-10-02
    • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933--Correspondence; White House Administrative Office (U.S.); Presidents--United States; Prohibition--United States; Emigration and immigration--United States; Narcotic laws--United States; Governors--North...
    • Presidential Signature: John Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)President Coolidge invites Governor Morrison to lunch at the White House on October 20 to discuss enforcement of narcotic, immigration, and prohibition laws.
    • 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...
    • Fort Fisher Log Book, May 20, 1864 to November 10, 1864

    • 1864-05-20; 1864-11-10
    • Fort Fisher (N.C.)--Siege, 1864-1865; North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Over the course of the Civil War, the port of Wilmington held almost to the end as the main Confederate center of blockade-running. A large factor in Wilmington's strength was its defense by the powerful Fort Fisher, located at the mouth of the...
    • James A. Garfield, Washington, November 27, 1872, to Major General Irvin McDowell, New York

    • 1872-11-27
    • Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881--Correspondence; United States. Congress. House; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Occupied territories; United States. Army;
    • Presidential Signature: James Abram Garfield (1881) Irvin McDowell, an Ohio soldier in both the Mexican and Civil wars, was assigned to the occupation troops of the Department of the South. Garfield, then representing Ohio in the U. S. House of...
    • William Henry Harrison, aide-de-camp, Headquarters, Greenville, Ohio, July 11, 1795

    • 1795-07-11
    • Greenville (Ohio); Indiana Territory; Fallen Timbers, Battle of, Ohio, 1794; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841--Correspondence; Presidents--United States;
    • Presidential Signature: William Henry Harrison (1841) This document is signed by William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States and the first President to die in office. He took oath of office on March 4, 1841 and died on March...
    • Andrew Jackson, Huntsville, Alabama, May 8, 1814, to Brig. General Joseph Graham, Fort Jackson

    • 1814-05-08
    • Horses; Creek Indians; Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Wars; Presidents--United States; Fort Jackson (Ala.); Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845--Correspondence;
    • Presidential Signature: Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) A letter from Andrew Jackson on May 8, 1814, to Brig. General Joseph Graham of Fort Jackson. Joseph Graham, a native of Lincoln County, commanded a brigade of detached militia from North and South...
    • Gerald R. Ford, The White House, December 4, 1974, to Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr.

    • 1974-12-04
    • Inflation (Finance)--United States; Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006--Correspondence; Presidents--United States; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence; Holshouser, James E.;
    • Presidential Signature: Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977). President Ford writes to enlist Governor Holshouser's "aid in the Nation's current efforts to fight inflation." Ford discusses his policies and asks for suggestions on ways to eliminate wasteful...
    • Warren G. Harding, The White House, Washington, September 16 1922, to Edward W. Pou

    • 1922-09-16
    • Kidney disease; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Correspondence; Presidents--United States; Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924; First ladies;
    • Presidential Signature: Warren Gamalief Harding (1921-1923) Harding thanks Pou for recommending that Mrs. Harding drink a certain medicinal water to improve her health and expresses appreciation for Pou's interest. Florence Kling Harding suffered...
    • James Iredell, Sr., Diary, August 1770; November 1773-February 1774

    • 1770; 1771; 1772; 1773; 1774
    • Lawyers--North Carolina; Iredell, James, 1751-1799; North Carolina--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Social aspects; United States. Supreme Court; Edenton (N.C.); Women in politics--North Carolina--History; Women--North Carolina--Social conditions;...
    • Iredell’s diary begins in 1770, the year he read law under Samuel Johnston, the nephew of a former royal governor, and was successfully licensed at Edenton to practice law in the inferior courts of North Carolina. The diary ends in early 1773,...
    • 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...


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