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    • "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.
    • Letter of Marque signed by John Hancock, 1776

    • 1776-10-24
    • 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...
    • United States. Continental Congress.; Hancock, John, 1737-1793.;
    • Lewis C.F.C. Laesch Naval Diary

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-05-20
    • This is the Naval Diary of Naval Engineer Lewis C.F.C. Laesch, who served aboard the U.S.S. Pequot, during the first half of 1864, and kept a daily diary of activities, from January 1, 1864, until May 20, 1864. Lewis Laesch was born in the German...
    • Laesch, Lewis C.F.C.
    • Letter from Joseph Adolphus Engelhard, August 28, 1864

    • 1864-08-28
    • This Civil War letter, dated August 28, 1864, is signed by Major Jos[eph] A. Engelhard and addressed to "Friend Ruf." In the letter, Major Engelhard describes the successful Battle of Ream's Station (Dinwiddie County, Virginia) as a "'Tar Heel'...
    • Engelhard, Joseph Adolphus.
    • Isaac Avery's Message to His Father

    • 1863
    • Thirty-five year old Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery was the grandson of Waightstill Avery, the fiery Revolutionary War hero who served as the first attorney general of North Carolina. As General Robert F. Hoke's senior colonel, Isaac Avery was thrust in...
    • Avery, Isaac Erwin, 1828-1863.
    • "Wearin' of the Grey written by Tar Heel"

    • 1866
    • 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...
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    • Act of Congress for the Admission of the State of Vermont into the Union

    • 1790; 1791
    • 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...
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.; United States. Congress.;
    • Act of Congress to make certain Appropriations

    • 1790; 1791
    • 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...
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.; United States. Congress.;
    • 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.
    • Bill of Rights. United States Constitution

    • 1789
    • 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...
    • United States. Congress (1st : 1789-1791)
    • 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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