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    • Colonial and state records of North Carolina

    • 1622; 1623; 1624; 1625; 1626; 1627; 1628; 1629; 1630; 1631; 1632; 1633; 1634; 1635; 1636; 1637; 1638; 1639; 1640; 1641; 1642; 1643; 1644; 1645; 1646; 1647; 1648; 1649; 1650; 1651; 1652; 1653; 1654; 1655; 1656; 1657; 1658; 1659; 1660; 1661; 1662;...
    • The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina is a twenty-six volume set of transcribed and printed documents covering North Carolina's history from its founding to shortly after the ratification of the United States Constitution. Published...
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    • Carolina Charter

    • 1663
    • 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...
    • Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685.
    • "Proprietary Concessions Relating to the Lower Cape Fear," 1663

    • 1663
    • 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,...
    • Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685.
    • Bath tricentennial digital exhibit

    • 1705; 1706; 1707; 1708; 1709; 1710; 1711; 1712; 1713; 1714; 1715; 1716; 1717; 1718; 1719; 1720; 1721; 1722; 1723; 1724; 1725; 1726; 1727; 1728; 1729; 1730; 1731; 1732; 1733; 1734; 1735; 1736; 1737; 1738; 1739; 1740; 1741; 1742; 1743; 1744; 1745;...
    • "As Bath, North Carolina, celebrates three-hundred years since its incorporation, it is interesting to note how the town has marked its own history over the years. Little was done to preserve Bath's colonial past until the early twentieth century....
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    • 1715 Revisal

    • 1715; 1729; 1722; 1723
    • 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)...
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    • Jeremiah Vail "Plan Of Wilmington, 1743"

    • 1733; 1743
    • 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...
    • Vail, Jeremiah.
    • "Gaelic Charm" [Dougald McFarland paper, 1750]

    • 1750
    • 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...
    • McFarland, Dougald.
    • Speculation lands collection (1752-1930)

    • 1752; 1753; 1754; 1755; 1756; 1757; 1758; 1759; 1760; 1761; 1762; 1763; 1764; 1765; 1766; 1767; 1768; 1769; 1770; 1771; 1772; 1773; 1774; 1775; 1776; 1777; 1778; 1779; 1780; 1781; 1782; 1783; 1784; 1785; 1786; 1787; 1788; 1789; 1790; 1791; 1792;...
    • The Speculation Land Collection consists of nearly 800 documents related to land ownership in Western North Carolina in the early 1800s. The documents help shed light on the acquisition and sale of the "Speculation Lands," some 400,000 acres in...
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