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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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • James Buchanan, May 21, 1859, Washington, to Lawrence O'Bryan Branch

    • 1859-05-21
    • Presidential Signature: James Buchanan, (1857-1861) discusses his upcoming visit to Chapel Hill to speak at the University of North Carolina commencement, and expresses his "warm regard for the people of North Carolina." Branch, a native of...
    • Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
    • George W. Bush, September 6, 2000

    • 2000-09-06
    • Presidential Signature: George W. Bush (2001-2009) Form letter signed by Bush while governor of Texas soliciting contributions to the Republican "Victory 2000" effort on behalf of his presidential campaign and the campaigns of other Republican...
    • Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
    • George Bush, The White House, June 3, 1991

    • 1991-06-03
    • Presidential Signature: George Herbert Walker Bush (1989-1993) President Bush sends greetings to those gathered to honor the participants in Operation Desert Storm. As perhaps the greatest crisis to confront George Bush during his presidency,...
    • Bush, George, 1924-
    • 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.
    • Plan of Raleigh

    • 1792
    • During the colonial period North Carolina's legislature was reluctant to designate a fixed seat of government. The few times a capital was named, circumstances changed and the center of population began to shift. New Bern had been the colony's seat...
    • Christmas, William.
    • C. G. Davenport to Zebulon B. Vance, August 10, 1862

    • 1862-08-10
    • A letter dated August 10, 1862 from C. G. Davenport of Co. F, 11th North Carolina Regiment, which was penned at Camp Lamb, near Wilmington and addressed to Governor-elect Zebulon Vance. The letter congratulates Vance on his election as governor of...
    • Davenport, C. G.

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