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    • James Iredell, Sr., Diary, August 1770; November 1773-February 1774

    • 1770; 1771; 1772; 1773; 1774
    • 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,...
    • Iredell, James, 1751-1799.
    • John Adams, Thoughts on Government Letter

    • 1776
    • John Adams on his ideas concerning a plan of government for North Carolina. Before returning to Halifax in late March for a meeting with Provincial Congress, William Hooper, and John Penn separately asked Adams's advice. Adams wrote down his...
    • Adams, John, 1735-1826.
    • 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.;
    • Holographic Will of John Penn, Granville County, 1784

    • 1784-03-01
    • 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,...
    • Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788.
    • The Wilmington Centinel

    • 1788-08-20
    • State Archives of North Carolina Historic Newspaper Archive
    • Bowen and Celeb D. Howard
    • 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)
    • Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council of State, 1789

    • 1789-06-19
    • 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...
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
    • Fayetteville Gazette

    • 1789-08-24
    • State Archives of North Carolina Historic Newspaper Archive
    • John Sibley and Caleb D. Howard
    • Fayetteville Gazette

    • 1789-09-14
    • State Archives of North Carolina Historic Newspaper Archive
    • John Sibley and Caleb D. Howard
    • George Washington, New York, October 2, 1789, to Samuel Johnston.

    • 1789-10-02
    • 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...
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
    • Act making provisions for the Debt of the United States

    • 1790; 1791
    • 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...
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.; United States. Congress.; Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801.; Adams, John, 1735-1826.; Washington, George, 1732-1799.
    • Act repealing the duties upon distilled spirits imported and domestic

    • 1790; 1791
    • 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....
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.; United States. Congress.; Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801.; Adams, John, 1735-1826.; Washington, George, 1732-1799.
    • 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.;
    • Letter from George Washington to Governor and Council, 1790

    • 1790-08-26
    • 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...
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799.

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