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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire. (search)
lassumes office1824 Benjamin Pierceassumes office1827 John Bellassumes office1828 Benjamin Pierceassumes office1829 Matthew Harveyassumes office1830 Joseph M. HarperactingFeb., 1831 Samuel Dinsmoorassumes officeJune, 1831 William Badgerassumes office1834 Isaac Hillassumes office1836 John Pageassumes office1839 Henry Hubbardassumes office1842 John H. Steeleassumes office1844 Anthony Colbyassumes office1846 Jared W. Williamsassumes office1847 Samuel Dinsmoorassumes office1849 Noah Martin assumes office1852 Nathaniel B. Baker.assumes office1854 Ralph Metcalfassumes office1855 William Haileassumes office1857 Ichabod Goodwinassumes office1859 Nathaniel S. Berryassumes office1861 Joseph A. Gilmoreassumes office1863 Frederick Smythassumes office1865 Walter Harrimanassumes office1867 Onslow Stearnsassumes office1869 James A. Westonassumes office1871 Ezekiel A. Strawassumes office1872 James A. Westonassumes office1874 Person C. Cheneyassumes office1875 Benjamin F.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
e people were much agitated. In 1769 the Assembly of North Carolina denied the right of Parliament to tax the colonists without their consent. In the interior of the colony an insurrectionary movement began, and in 1774 North Carolina sent delegates to the first Continental Congress. Finally an association was formed in Mecklenburg county for its defence; and in May, 1775, they virtually declared themselves independent of Great Britain. Alarmed at the state of things, the royal governor (Martin) abdicated, and took refuge on board a man-of-war in the Cape Fear River. A provincial convention assumed the government and organized a body of troops. A State constitution was adopted in a congress at Halifax, Dec. 18, 1776, and the government was administered by a Provincial Congress and a committee of safety until 1777, when Richard Caswell was chosen the first governor of the State. In the Revolution. The Tories were numerous in North Carolina, where there was a large Scotch pop