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Collection Number: 00424-z

Collection Title: North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Papers, 1784-1842.

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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 100 items
Abstract The collection includes records of early North Carolina state legislatures, consisting chiefly of papers, 1784-1809, pertaining to land fraud cases involving state officials, including correspondence and committee reports, messages between various governors and the two houses of the legislature, material from the legislative investigation, and petitions. The fraud involved land granted to Revolutionary War soldiers. Also included are miscellaneous papers, consisting of resolutions, governors' messages, and items for various legislative committees, 1793-1842.
Creator North Carolina. General Assembly.
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 North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Papers, #424-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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The collection includes records of early North Carolina state legislatures, consisting chiefly of papers, 1784-1809, pertaining to land fraud cases involving state officials, including correspondence and committee reports, messages between various governors and the two houses of the legislature, material from the legislative investigation, and petitions. The fraud involved land granted to Revolutionary War soldiers. Also included are miscellaneous papers, consisting of resolutions, governors' messages, and items for various legislative committees, 1793-1842.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers Pertaining to Land Fraud Cases, 1784-1809 and undated.

Papers related to the legislative investigation and trial of land fraud cases involving state officials James Glasgow, Secretary of State; John Armstrong, Entry Taker for Western Lands; Martin Armstrong, Surveyor for Western Lands; and other lesser figures. There are a number of letters and other items written by John Armstrong, messages of various governors to the legislature, messages exchanged between the two houses of the legisltature, committee reports, land surveys, and materials related to the trials including summonses, petitions, and a commission of judges John Louis Taylor, Samuel Johnston, Spruce Macay, and John Haywood to try the fraud cases in a special court.

Folder 1

Original finding aid #00424-z, Series: "1. Papers Pertaining to Land Fraud Cases, 1784-1809 and undated." Folder 1

1784-1799 #00424-z, Series: "1. Papers Pertaining to Land Fraud Cases, 1784-1809 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1800-1809 #00424-z, Series: "1. Papers Pertaining to Land Fraud Cases, 1784-1809 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Undated #00424-z, Series: "1. Papers Pertaining to Land Fraud Cases, 1784-1809 and undated." Folder 3

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Miscellaneous papers of the North Carolina state legislature including correspondence, resolutions, reports, petitions, and a list of counties and county seats. Some topics include the establishment of a penitentiary, railroads, state bank, and lottery.

Folder 4

Miscellaneous #00424-z, Series: "2. Miscellaneous, 1793-1842." Folder 4

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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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