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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frankland, state of. (search)
adier-general, and also a separate judicial district, with proper officers. But ambitious men urged the people forward, and at a second convention, at the same place, 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, 1785); the machinery of an independent State was put in motion, and the governor of North Carolina (Martin) was informed that the counties of Sullivan, Washington, and Greene were no longer a part of the State of North Carolina. Martin issued a proclamation, exhorting all engaged in the movement to return to their duty; and the Assembly passed an act 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 permanent one, and the new State entered upon an independent career. Very soon rivalries and jealousies appeared. Parties arose and divided the people, and
e determination of a free people to be forever free. Such a people are a dangerous people to an enemy. No danger of a sacrifice of the honor of the South from such hands. Our town is quiet, and the numbers gone to war have contributed to make it so. Business has dwindled down to an insignificant figure. Garland Dunn, a gentleman of high respectability, committed suicide by hanging on Thursday morning last, at his residence, at the foot of the mountain dividing Rockingham and Greene counties. He lived just inside of Greene county. He was near sixty years of age. Men from here are yet wending their way to Harper's Ferry. A large party go to-night, another to-morrow night, and another on Wednesday morning. Success to the brave, who defend their homes and firesides from a tyrannical invader. The vote on the Secession Ordinance will be a unit in this county. I have not heard of a single dissenting voice. The message of President Davis is highly commended here
Abundance. --A gentleman just from Greene county, Ga., informs the Macon Confederate that the harvest of corn is amazing in its quantity. The tithing of one planter is 10,000 bushels, and another expected to gather 100,000 bushels. Peas are in wonderful quantities, and sweet potatoes encumber the ground. Peanuts are alike abundant.--This is good news. We shall need some of this corn in Virginia.