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Frankland, state of. In 1784, North Carolina ceded her western lands to the United States. The people of east Tennessee, piqued at being thus disposed of, and
Dec. 14, 1784, they resolved to form an independent State, under the name of Frankland.
A provisional government was formed; Sevier was chosen governor (March, 178 of oblivion as to all who should submit.
But the provisional constitution of Frankland, based upon that of North Carolina, was adopted (November, 1785) as a permane ty sent a delegate to the legislature of that State.
Party spirit ran high.
Frankland had two sets of officers, and civil war was threatened.
Collisions became fr he latter were defeated, and finally arrested, and taken to prison in irons.
Frankland had received its death-blow.
The Assembly of North Carolina passed an act of oblivion, and offered pardon for all offenders in Frankland in 1788, and the trouble ceased.
Virginia, alarmed by the movement, hastened to pass a law subjecting t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders., Chapter