History of North Carolina: With Maps and Illustrations - Vol. 2

History of North Carolina: With Maps and Illustrations - Vol. 2

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History of North Carolina: With Maps and Illustrations - Vol. 2

History of North Carolina: With Maps and Illustrations - Vol. 2

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In offering to his countrymen this second volume of the history of their native State, the writer feels that his first duty is gratefully to acknowledge the kind reception given to his former effort. It has operated as a stimulus in the preparation of this. The events of our history seem naturally to divide themselves into four periods: the first embraces the early and ineffectual efforts at colonization in the sixteenth century--these have been presented in the previous volume; the other three should respectively offer the picture and progress of the State in three different aspects:--under the proprietary government;--under the royal government;--and as a republic.

The attempt, in this volume, is to tell the story of our country from 1663 to 1729, while it was under the proprietary dominion. After the lapse of more than a century and a quarter since that dominion ceased, it may well be supposed that authentic materials are neither abundant nor very accessible. Beside examining what was already in print, the writer determined to spare no labor, either in . . .

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