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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
7; 1900, 1,893,810. Capital, Raleigh. For first exploration of coast, see colony of Virginia, 1584-90. John Porey, secretary of the colony of Virginia, explores the country to the Chowan River......1622 Charles I. grants a patent for all the territory between lat. 36° and 31° N. to Sir Robert Heath......1629-30 Roger Green, with colonists from Virginia, settles on the Roanoke and the Chowan rivers......July, 1653 Chief of the Yeopim Indians grants to George Durant land in Perquimans county......1662 Charles II. grants to the Earl of Clarendon and seven others territory extending westward from the Atlantic Ocean between lat. 31° and 36°, which they call Carolina......March 20, 1663 Berkeley, governor of Virginia, visits Carolina, organizes a government for the northern part, calling it Albemarle county, and appoints William Drummond governor......1663 Several hundred persons, under Sir John Yeamans, land at the junction of Cape Fear River and Old Town Creek, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
main, taking with him one horse, his private property. L. S. Baker, Brigadier-General. In passing, let me say that the horse was the best pay I ever received from the Confederacy, and he proved a most valuable acquisition. Early the next morning (Friday, April 21st) we turned our faces homeward, feeling as if a heavy weight had been lifted off our shoulders, and relieved that the suspense was over. Captain Webb, who was going to join his wife on the Blackwater, accompanied the Perquimans county boys, of whom there was about a dozen. This party kept well together, until just before reaching Halifax, when Captain Webb, Wm. H. Whedbee and I pushed on ahead. I quote again from the captain's diary: On Sunday, the 23d of April, at Martin's Cross-Roads, Northampton county, N. C., I parted from Mullen and Whedbee, the last two of my company to remain with me. And now, comrades, I have but little more to add. After leaving Captain Webb, Whedbee and I pushed on to Murfreesboro;
ve both been captured. Five gunboats moved slowly to the wharf at Edenton on yesterday, at nine o'clock, and landed their troops. Very soon afterwards fifteen more gunboats arrived. The citizens raised a white flag. Between three and four thousand Federal troops have landed at Edenton. The population of Edenton is about 2,000, and distant from Suffolk about fifty miles. In the afternoon two gunboats went up the Chowan river towards Winton, and several others towards the mouth of the Roanoke. A gentleman who has just arrived from Gatesville, says that 700 horses were landed at Edenton last night, and also that a large number had been landed at Elizabeth City. Hertford, the capital of Perquimans county, was taken by the Federals on yesterday. It has a population of about 1,500. Capt. Goodwin, of the Robson (N. C.) Rip Van Winkles, with fifty-two of his men and seven of the Wise Legion, have reached Suffolk. They escaped across the Croatan Sound to the main land.
A Yankee Outrage. Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 1. --A few nights ago a lot of Yankee soldiers, with blackened faces, visited the residence of a family named Newby, in Perquimans county, consisting of an aged couple and one son. They shot the son dead, abused and beat the old man, and so outraged the feelings of the old lady that she fainted. They then set to work to demolish the furniture, earthenware, glass, &c., and ended by carrying off a number of hogs, cattle, and nearly 100 negroes.