Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present, Volume 5

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Page 128 - Burgesses ; was a member of the convention which ratified the constitution of the United States, and...
Page 7 - An' each for other's weelfare kindly spiers : The social hours, swift-wing'd, unnotic'd fleet ; Each tells the uncos that he sees or hears ; The parents, partial, eye their hopeful years ; Anticipation forward points the view. The mother, wi...
Page 332 - Down where the bed of ocean sinks profound, Lodged in the clefts and caverns of the deep, Where silence and eternal darkness keep, These dumb primordial living forms abound. What know they of this life in the vast round Of earth and air? — how wild the pulses leap At love's sweet dream — what storms of sorrow sweep, What hopes allure us, and what terrors hound? And scattered on these slopes and plains below This atmospheric sea, one with the worm And beetle, for a momentary term — What know...
Page 320 - It is obvious to you that the great purpose of your appointment is to re-establish the authority of the Federal Government in the State of North Carolina and provide the means of maintaining peace and security to the loyal inhabitants of that State until they shall be able to establish a civil government.
Page 170 - During the whole war there was not a more exciting adventure than this escape of the Florida into Mobile Bay. The gallant manner in which it was conducted excited great admiration, even among the men who were responsible for permitting it. We do not suppose that there ever was a case where a man, under all the attending circumstances, displayed more energy or more bravery.
Page 51 - So we shamed the doctor before the governor and people, insomuch that the poor man ran out so far, that at length he would not own the Scriptures. We tarried at the governor's that night ; and next morning he very courteously walked with us himself about two miles through the woods, to a place whither he had sent our boat about to meet us.
Page 163 - Carolina, located at Chapel Hill, which institution he left in his seventeenth year, bearing with him the happy consolation of having commanded the respect of his professors, the love and esteem of his associates. He studied law with William Duffy, an eminent jurist, residing in the town of Fayetteville, where he formed friendships which he preserved with affection to the day of his death. On being admitted to the bar, he settled in his native county, from which he was returned the following year...
Page 52 - My lord, we have been settled near this fifty years in this place, and I may justly say most part of twenty-one years, on my own knowledge, without priest or altar, and before that time, according to all that appears to me, much worse. George Fox, some years ago, came into these parts, and, by strange infatuations, did infuse the Quakers' principles into some small number of the people ; which did and hath continued to grow ever since very numerous, by reason of their yearly sending in men to encourage...
Page 163 - ... gentleman of fortune and character. During the Revolutionary war, he rendered important services to his country's cause, both by personal service and the generous use of his fortune. After the conclusion of the war, he was a member of the Convention which was called to adopt the Federal Constitution, and was repeatedly elected a Delegate to the General Assembly from his county. His situation in life enabled him to bestow on his children all the advantages of education which our country at that...
Page 197 - He was neither rich nor poor, neither proud nor humble; he knew no hunger he was not sure of satisfying, no luxury which could enervate mind or body. His parents were sober, God-fearing people; intelligent and upright; without pretension and without humility. He grew up in the company of boys like himself — wholesome, honest, selfrespecting.

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