Historical Sketches of North Carolina: From 1584 to 1851, Compiled from Original Records, Official Documents and Traditional Statements ; with Biographical Sketches of Her Distinguished Statemen, Jurists, Lawyers, Soldiers, Divines, Etc.,
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Alexander appointed army Ashe Assembly battle Benjamin Blount British Bryan bushels Caldwell Caleb Phifer Captain Caswell character Charles Charlotte Colonel colony command Committee Congress Cornwallis Creek Daniel David Davidson Davie died distinguished District Edenton Edward elected enemy free negroes George Governor Graham Griffith Rutherford Halifax Hawkins Haywood Henderson Henry Hill Hillsboro honor House of Commons hundred Indians Iredell Isaac James James Coor Jesse John John Ashe Johnston Jones Joseph Judge Legislature liberty Lincoln County Lord Lord Cornwallis Macon Major March married Martin Matthew McDowell Mebane Mecklenburg miles militia Moore Nash Nathaniel native Newbern North Carolina officers Orange patriotism persons pounds province Raleigh Reddick regiment resident Resolved Richard Richard Caswell Richard Clinton River Robert Rowan Rowan County Rutherford Salisbury Samuel Samuel Ashe Senate Sevier Smith South Superior Court Thomas Thomas Person Thos Tories town troops Tryon Virginia Whigs William Willis Alston Wilmington wounded
Page xix - For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them : but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
Page 69 - That we do hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people, are and of right ought to be a sovereign and selfgoverning association under the control of no power other than that of our God and the General Government of the Congress to the maintenance of which independence we solemnly pledge to each other our mutual co-operation our lives our fortunes and our most sacred honor.
Page 87 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate.
Page 224 - Acts of the British Parliament, until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on constitutional principles, (which we most ardently desire,) can be obtained; and that we will in all things follow the advice of our General Committee, respecting the purposes aforesaid, the preservation of peace and good order, and the safety of individuals and private property.
Page 380 - Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Page 90 - How sleep the brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honour comes, a pilgrim grey, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page 76 - From camp to camp, through the foul womb of night, The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch...
Page 253 - That these eighteen select men thus convened do choose a clerk, to record the transactions of said convention, and that said clerk, upon the application of any person or persons aggrieved, do issue his warrant to...
Page 69 - ... his former command and authority, he acting conformably to these regulations. And that every member present of this delegation shall henceforth be a civil officer, viz: a Justice of the Peace, in the character of a 'Committee man...
Page 253 - That the Provincial Congress of each province, under the direction of the great Continental Congress, is invested with all legislative and executive powers within their respective provinces; and that no other legislative or executive power, does, or can exist, at this time, in any of these colonies.