Legislator; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Aug. 8, 1716; practised law in Newbern, N. C., which town he represented in the first Provincial Congress when it convened there, Aug. 25, 1774.
He served on the committee which drew up the North Carolina constitution in 1776; was governor of the State in 1779-81; and held a seat in the Continental Congress in 1782-86.
He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2, 1786.
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