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...
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...
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