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    • James Madison, January 16, 1810, to the North Carolina General Assembly

    • 1810-01-16
    • Presidential Signature: James Madison (1809-1817) President Madison expresses pleasure at North Carolina General Assembly's approval of the administration's actions "for maintaining the rights of the Nation, and the respect due its Government. "...
    • Madison, James, 1749-1812.
    • "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.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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)
    • General Robert E. Lee's Special Order

    • 1862
    • In early September of 1862, following the Confederate victory at Second Manassas, the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee moved into Maryland at Frederick. There General Lee wrote out his plans in great detail. On September 9 Lee...
    • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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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