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

    • 1846-05-23
    • 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...
    • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, April 1785

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
    • Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, July 1787

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    • Richard Caswell was first elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. He was again elected for three more...
    • Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819.; Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807.; Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802.; Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820.; Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.; Jay, John, 1745-1829.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, February 1780

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    • Richard Caswell was elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. The constitution allowed only three...
    • Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.; Emmitt, James.; Lillington, John A.; Rutherford, Griffith 1721-1805.; Mallett, Peter.; Ogden, Thomas.; Guion, J.; Green, James, Jr.; Smith, Bazell.;
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, June 1785

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
    • Cornett, Francis Gildart.
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, June 1782

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
    • Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807.; Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Amis, Thomas.; Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, June 1785

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    • Richard Caswell was first elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. He was again elected for three more...
    • Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.; Jay, John, 1745-1829.; Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, April 1786

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    • Richard Caswell was first elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. He was again elected for three more...
    • Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, August 1783

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
    • Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Lee, Richard Henry.
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, Not Dated

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
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    • Governors' Papers: Abner Nash, Correspondence, October 1780

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    • Abner Nash (ca. 1740-2 December 1786) was the second governor of the state of North Carolina. He was governor from April 20, 1780 until 25 June 1781. The fall of Charles Town, the defeat at Camden, and depleted resources of the state all gave heart...
    • Salter, Robert.; Gibbes, Joseph.; Jefferson, Thomas, 1732-1807.; Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.; Benbury, Thomas.; Howe, Robert, 1732-1786.; Smith, Robert.; Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807.;
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, July 1786

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    • Richard Caswell was first elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. He was again elected for three more...
    • Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.; Jay, John, 1745-1829.; Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Blount, William, 1749-1800.
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, January 1785

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
    • Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Lee, Richard Henry.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, September 1785

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    • Richard Caswell was first elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. He was again elected for three more...
    • Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.; Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Martin, Joseph, 1740-1808.; Spencer, Samuel, 1734-1793.; Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, September 1779

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    • Richard Caswell was elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. The constitution allowed only three...
    • Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.; Jay, John, 1745-1829.; Ashe, John, 1720?-1781.; Johnston, William.; Craike, Thomas.; Boote, B. Booth.;
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, January 1786

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    • Richard Caswell was first elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. He was again elected for three more...
    • Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Jay, John, 1745-1829.; Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816.; Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817.; Martin, Joseph, 1740-1808.; Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
    • Governors' Papers: Richard Caswell, Correspondence, March 1779

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    • Richard Caswell was elected governor of the state by the provincial congress in December 1776 and was re-elected to annual terms under the constitution by the General Assemblies of 1777, 1778, and 1779. The constitution allowed only three...
    • Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.; Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789.; Rutledge, John, 1739-1800.; Savage, W.; Jewkes, Charles.; Lillington, John A.; Skinner, W.; Ashe, John, 1720?-1781.; Gregory, Isaac.; Williams, William.; Bennett, William.; Martin, John.;...
    • Governors' Papers: Alexander Martin, Correspondence, November 1781

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    • Alexander Martin (1738 - 2 November 1807) was elected governor of North Carolina for six terms. His first stint as governor came about when he replaced Governor Thomas Burke for four months as acting governor after Burke was captured by a band of...
    • Bignall, Robert, approximately 1730-1787.; Busson, Lewis.

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