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    • 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...
    • "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...
    • "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,...
    • "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...
    • "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 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 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, May 2, 1887, to Alfred V. Dockery, Carthage, N.C.

    • 1887-05-02
    • United States--Politics and government; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901--Correspondence; Presidents--United States; Carthage (N.C.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- );
    • Presidential Signature: Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Harrison thanks Dockery for his support. He says that he left the Senate "With the determination that my profession [law] should have my undivided attention for the future... " although he...
    • Bill Clinton, The White House, January 15, 1998, to Governor James B. Hunt

    • 1998-01-15
    • Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act Public Law 93-288; United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration; Severe storms; Presidents--United States;
    • Presidential Signature: William Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001): President Clinton informs Governor Hunt that he has officially declared North Carolina a federal disaster area due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred across North...

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