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1775 Fort Johnston burned by militia under Colonel Ashe......July 18, 1775 Governor Martin issues a proclamation from the British ship-of-war Cruiser, denouncing the Mecklenburg declaration of independence......Aug. 8, 1775 One hundred and eighty-four delegates meet at Hillsboro, Aug. 21, 1775; choose Samuel Johnston president; declare that the people of North Carolina would pay their due proportion of expenses in forming a Continental army and establish a State government......Aug. 24, 1775 First meeting of the provincial council at the court-house in Johnston county......Oct. 18, 1775 Donald McDonald, a Scottish Highlander, commissioned by Governor Martin, raises a force of about 1,500 loyalists, who, under Col. Donald McLeod, attack the Continental troops, 1,000 strong, under Cols. James Moore, Caswell, and Lillington, but are routed, and General McDonald taken prisoner......Feb. 27, 1776 Provincial Congress assembles at Halifax, April 4, 1776; resolves that th
ntion to form a provincial congress, which meets at Newbern; Harvey is chosen speaker......Aug. 25, 1774 The provincial congress decides that after Sept. 1, 1774, all use of East India tea should be prohibited; that after Nov 1, 1774, importation of African slaves should cease; and that after Jan. 1, 1775, no East India or British goods should be imported......August, 1774 Richard Caswell, Joseph Hewes, and William Hooper, delegates to the Continental Congress at Philadelphia......Sept. 5, 1774 Committee of safety orders the return of a cargo of tea which had been shipped to William Hill; committee appointed......Nov. 23, 1774 Governor Martin by proclamation denounces the Provincial Congress as tending to introduce disorder and anarchy ......March 1, 1775 Governor Martin dissolves the Assembly after a session of four days, ending the royal rule in the State......April 8, 1775 Delegates from Mecklenburg county meet at Charlotte to take into consideration the existing
ace at Elizabeth City; and incorporating a soldiers' home for needy Confederate soldiers at Camp Russell, near Raleigh. Session begins Jan. 8 and closes......March 9, 1891 Gov. Daniel G. Fowle dies suddenly of apoplexy at Raleigh, April 7, and Lieut. Gov. Thomas Holt is sworn in......April 8, 1891 Southern inter-State exposition opens at Raleigh......Oct. 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. William Worth Holden dies at Raleigh, aged seventy-four......March 1, 1892 Col. L. L. Polk, president of the National Farmers' Alliance, dies at Washington, D. C.......June 11, 1892 Attempted lynching at Bakersville; eleven of the sheriff's posse killed......Jan. 4, 1893 New State seal ordered......1893 Zebulon B. Vance, United States Senator, dies at Washington, aged sixty-four......April 14, 1894 Race riots at Wilmington......Nov. 10, 1898 The Dismal Swamp opened......Oct. 14, 1899 Amendment to the constitution regulating the suffrage went into effect......July 1, 1901 North Dakota
int at Charlotte begins operations......December, 1837 Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, incorporated in 1835, is completed......July 4, 1839 Raleigh and Wilmington Railroad, incorporated in 1833, completed and opened......March, 1840 George E. Badger, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......March 5, 1841 Gold discovered on the lands of Andrew Troutman in Rowan county, afterwards known as Gold Hill......1842 William A. Graham, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......July 22, 1850 Trinity College chartered and opened at Trinity College......1852 James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy......March 7, 1853 Forts Caswell and Johnston, occupied by State troops unauthorized, Jan. 8, 1861, are ordered restored to the proper authorities by Governor Ellis......Jan. 12, 1861 Resolutions passed in the House, unanimously, declaring that in case reconciliation between North and South fails, North Carolina goes with the slave-States......Feb. 4, 1861 Gov. John W
force in the support of the country, and to go forth and be ready to sacrifice our lives and fortunes to secure her freedom and safety, adopted by the Cumberland Association at Wilmington......June 19, 1775 Fort Johnston burned by militia under Colonel Ashe......July 18, 1775 Governor Martin issues a proclamation from the British ship-of-war Cruiser, denouncing the Mecklenburg declaration of independence......Aug. 8, 1775 One hundred and eighty-four delegates meet at Hillsboro, Aug. 21, 1775; choose Samuel Johnston president; declare that the people of North Carolina would pay their due proportion of expenses in forming a Continental army and establish a State government......Aug. 24, 1775 First meeting of the provincial council at the court-house in Johnston county......Oct. 18, 1775 Donald McDonald, a Scottish Highlander, commissioned by Governor Martin, raises a force of about 1,500 loyalists, who, under Col. Donald McLeod, attack the Continental troops, 1,000 stron
rolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States by a vote of 193 to 75......Nov. 21, 1789 Dismal Swamp Canal, uniting the waters of Pasquotank and Elizabeth rivers, incorporated......1790 As authorized by act of the General Assembly of 1789, Samuel Johnston and Benjamin Hawkins, Senators from North Carolina, execute a deed to the United States in the words of the cession act of 1784, Feb. 25, 1790; Congress accepts it......April 2, 1790 General Assembly meets at the new city of Raleigh......Dec. 20, 1794 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, chartered in 1789, opened......Feb. 13, 1795 Col. James Glasgow, Secretary of State, tried and convicted for abetting issue of fraudulent land grants, and locating them in fraud of the Continental soldiers......1798 Joseph Gates establishes the Raleigh Register ......1799 Great revival of religion begun in Kentucky in 1801; spreads through Tennessee and North Carolina......1802 Bank of Cape Fear, with branches i
gow, Secretary of State, tried and convicted for abetting issue of fraudulent land grants, and locating them in fraud of the Continental soldiers......1798 Joseph Gates establishes the Raleigh Register ......1799 Great revival of religion begun in Kentucky in 1801; spreads through Tennessee and North Carolina......1802 Bank of Cape Fear, with branches incorporated, the mother bank at Wilmington......1804 Gold discovered on Meadow Creek, in Carbarrus county, during the year 1801 or 1802. The first considerable amount sent to the United States mint was $11,000 during the year ......1814 State geological and mineralogical survey conducted by Prof. Denison Olmstead, of the University of North Carolina......1817 Reception to Lafayette at Murfreesboro......Feb. 26, 1825 Fund for public schools established by law......1825 State board of internal improvements established......1825 First toll-gate on the Buncombe turnpike from the Saluda Gap via Asheville to the Te
State, tried and convicted for abetting issue of fraudulent land grants, and locating them in fraud of the Continental soldiers......1798 Joseph Gates establishes the Raleigh Register ......1799 Great revival of religion begun in Kentucky in 1801; spreads through Tennessee and North Carolina......1802 Bank of Cape Fear, with branches incorporated, the mother bank at Wilmington......1804 Gold discovered on Meadow Creek, in Carbarrus county, during the year 1801 or 1802. The first con1801 or 1802. The first considerable amount sent to the United States mint was $11,000 during the year ......1814 State geological and mineralogical survey conducted by Prof. Denison Olmstead, of the University of North Carolina......1817 Reception to Lafayette at Murfreesboro......Feb. 26, 1825 Fund for public schools established by law......1825 State board of internal improvements established......1825 First toll-gate on the Buncombe turnpike from the Saluda Gap via Asheville to the Tennessee line, erec
each county meets at Jonesboro, chooses John Sevier president, and forms a constitution for the State of Frankland......Dec. 14, 1784 Constitution for the new State of Frankland accepted by a convention of the people, which meets at Greenville and chooses John Sevier to be governor of the State......November, 1785 Governor Caswell, of North Carolina, by proclamation denounces the revolt of Frankland as usurpation, and warns all to return to their allegiance to North Carolina......April 14, 1786 State of Frankland continues to exist under difficulties for about two years, courts being held by both governments, military officers appointed, and taxes levied which people pay to neither, until the legislature of Frankland at Greenville authorizes the election of two representatives to the legislature of North Carolina, members of Assembly are elected by the people, and the new State is reabsorbed......September, 1787 William Blount, Richard Dobbs, Spaight, and Hugh Williamson
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