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    • Fort Fisher Log Book, May 20, 1864 to November 10, 1864

    • 1864-05-20; 1864-11-10
    • Over the course of the Civil War, the port of Wilmington held almost to the end as the main Confederate center of blockade-running. A large factor in Wilmington's strength was its defense by the powerful Fort Fisher, located at the mouth of the...
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    • "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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    • 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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Martin Van Buren, July 26, 1830, to Nathaniel Macon

    • 1830-07-26
    • Presidential Signature: Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) A letter from Martin Van Buren, to Nathaniel Macon. Van Buren, Secretary of State in the Jackson administration in 1830, informs Macon that he is sending a letter of Macon's which is supportive...
    • Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862.
    • 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.
    • 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.;
    • The 13th Amendment

    • 1865-02-01; 1865-02-02
    • North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment, this document formally ended legal slavery in the United States. This document is stored in a climate-controlled vault, the original location of the document was: Governor’s Papers, Provisional...
    • United States. Congress.; Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872;
    • 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)
    • William Howard Taft, Appointment.

    • 1909-05-25
    • Presidential Signature: William Howard Taft (1909-1913. Appointment of Henry G. Conner to United District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, signed by President William Taft.
    • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
    • Photograph of William Howard Taft

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    • Presidential Signature: William Howard Taft (1909-1913)Photograph of William Howard Taft.
    • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.

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