Early Times in Raleigh (Classic Reprint)

Early Times in Raleigh (Classic Reprint)

by David L. Swain
     
 

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There were few more exciting topics in ante-revolutionary times, than the location of the seat of government.

The first General Assembly, in relation to which we have much authentic information, met at the house of Capt. Richard Sanderson, on Little River in the county of Perquimons in 1715, and revised the whole body of the

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Excerpt from Early Times in Raleigh

There were few more exciting topics in ante-revolutionary times, than the location of the seat of government.

The first General Assembly, in relation to which we have much authentic information, met at the house of Capt. Richard Sanderson, on Little River in the county of Perquimons in 1715, and revised the whole body of the public statute law.

The style of enactment is characteristic of the times and of the Proprietary Government "Be it enacted by his Excellency the Palatine and the rest of the true and absolute Lords Proprietors of Carolina by and with the advice and consent of this present General Assembly now met at Little River for the North-eastern part of this province."

From Little River, the seat of Legislation was transferred in 1720, to the General Court House at Queen Anne's Creek in Chowan Precinct, and in 1723, to Edenton.

In 1731, the Propriatory was succeeded by the Royal Government, and in 1734, the legislative will assumed a form of expression worthy of eastern despotism.

"We pray that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by his Excellency, Gabriel Johnston, Esquire, Governor by and with the advice and consent of his Majesty's council in the General Assembly of this Province."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331596219
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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