A Brief History of North Carolina, Volume 23

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Ginn, 1896 - North Carolina - 64 pages
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Page 14 - ... the same powers and authorities as heretofore; that every member of this delegation shall henceforth be a civil officer, and exercise the powers of a Justice of the Peace, issue process, hear and determine controversies according to law, preserve peace, union and harmony in the county, and use every exertion to spread the love of liberty and of country, until a more general and better organized system of government be established. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted by express...
Page 13 - ... the power of God and the General Congress; to the maintenance of which independence we solemnly pledge to each other our mutual cooperation, our lives, our fortunes, and our most sacred honor.
Page 2 - Edward Earl of Clarendon, William, Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Ashley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Carteret...
Page 20 - that a school or schools shall be established in each county by the legislature for the convenient instruction of youth, and that all useful learning shall be duly encouraged, in one or more universities." The Constitution of 1790 directed that " the legislature should, as soon as conveniently may be, provide by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis." Notwithstanding these provisions, little was done by public authority towards...
Page 26 - ... all, it seems to me, teach that the North Carolina negro is making his way slowly, but truly to the position of a useful, intelligent, Christian factor in the body-politic of this progressive, intelligent, and Christian commonwealth. SG ATKINS. CHAPTER IX. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ORIGIN OF THE SYSTEM. North Carolina was one of the first States to make constitutional provision for both the common and the higher education of her citizens. The heroes of 1776 recognized that liberty and enlightenment...
Page 23 - Opposition to the War of 1812 and the Mexican War The War of 1812, in contrast, is neatly organized for the purposes of our study. It furnished one major and one minor riot, plus a fine scholarly explanation of the sources of social :leavage of the day.
Page 21 - By a revision of the constitution in 1844 provision was made for the election of the Governor by the people and the conferring upon him of important powers.
Page 10 - Ashe foretold. the act was resisted to the "death," and naturally enough, for the people had for years contended that the right of taxation could be lawfully exercised only by their own Assembly.
Page 31 - Soldiers of North Carolina went farthest up the slopes of Gettysburg under Pettigrew, and made the last charge at Appomattox.
Page 50 - John W. Ellis, 1859-61. HT Clark (acting), 1861-62. Zebulon B. Vance, 1862-65. WW Holden (provisional), 1865. Jonathan Worth, 1865-68.

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