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Collection Number: 01971-z

Collection Title: Martin County (N.C.) Papers, 1773-1857.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 6 items
Abstract Martin County, N.C., was established 14 March 1774. The collection contains materials relating to the history of Martin County gathered in the 1850s by United States Senator Asa Biggs, including a document establishing rates for tavern keepers, 1774; extracts from ordinances appointing county officers, 1776; lists of local men in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War; and a description of local courts, boundaries, and taxation, 1775-1780.
Creator Biggs, Asa, 1811-1878.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Martin County (N.C.) Papers, #1971-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Martin County, N.C., was established 14 March 1774.

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The collection consists of materials gathered in the 1850s by United States senator Asa Biggs relating to the history of Martin County, N.C. Included are manuscript copies of items found in the Martin County Court Clerk's office: a bond, 1773; a listing of rates for tavern keepers estabilished by Martin County Court, 1774; ordinances appointing county officers, 1776; and a commission of Justices of the Peace, 1777. There is also an original contract, 1818, for the construction of chimneys at the Williamston Academy, Martin County, N.C. There are also lists and other information compiled by Biggs, 1857, regarding taxation, boundaries, local courts, and the service of local men in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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