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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.
|Abstract||The collection contains miscellaneous financial and legal papers, including documents relating to the settlement of accounts, tax returns, estate inventories, bills of sale for the purchase and rental of slaves, court papers, and other items from many dates and locations in North Carolina. Individual units have been cataloged separately.|
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The collection contains miscellaneous financial and legal papers, including documents relating to the settlement of accounts, tax returns, estate inventories, bills of sale for the purchase and rental of slaves, court papers, and other items from many dates and locations in North Carolina. Individual units have been cataloged separately.Back to Top
Purchased from Munroe d'Antignac of Griffin, Ga., in July 1946.
One bond, three notes, a Revolutionary pension claim, and three estate papers, 1772-1837; three letters, 1838-1840; tax notice, 1859, estate inventory, 1864, and slave for hire, 1865; and other records of individual court attendance and charges for Chatham County Superior Court, 1861-1867. The letters include one, 7 June 1838, from George C. Mendenhall of James Town, Guilford County, N.C., to William Albertson, Perquimans County, regarding the estate of John Woodly and Joseph Tow (or Tom or Tone), Sr.; a letter, 7 December 1838, from Thomas F. Jones of Raleigh to John Wood of Hertford, N.C., asking for a transcript of a law case and telling about local matters before the Assembly; and a letter, 12 September 1840, from R. H. Smith, Washington, to John Wood requesting that he and Mrs. Smith be allowed to keep a servant girl longer than originally agreed.
Received from F. W. Tuttle of Gainesville, Fla., in March 1969.
Deed of sale of house and land, 15 July 1786, by John Laughinghouse to Thomas Laughinghouse in Beaufort County; receipt, 4 March 1808, signed by R. Powell to Alexander Harper; bill of sale, 11 February 1820, by I. Bradley of New Bern to Alexander Harper; bill of sale, 9 November 1847, by Francis Harper of Pitt County to Henry Wingate (two female slaves were sold for $1,000 in settling the estate of Francis Harper's father); record of auction, 1856(?), where the Harper, Harris, and Wingate families were principal buyers and a boy slave was sold; and a notice, 1873, of the opening of Sarah Dawson's school.
Gift of the Special Collections Librarian, Karl B. Johnson, of Arizona State University Library, Tempe, Ariz., in November 1971.
Certificate of character for Susan Petteford, a free woman, 26 February 1861, by the acting justice of the peace of Granville County, N.C., W. R. White. Attached is an official printed state form, 5 April 1861, signed by the Granville County Clerk of Court Augustus Landis, the Governor's Secretary Graham Daves, and Governor John W. Ellis.
Received from Paul Koda, Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 1976.
Warrant for the arrest of Stirling Wheaton on complaint of W. C. and R. Tucker, signed by Thomas G. Scott, Justice of the Peace, Wake County, N.C.
Purchased from the Manuscript Company of Springfield, Springfield, Va., in January 1977.
Marriage certificate between Frederick Fulghum and Piety Parker at the Contentney Meeting House, Wayne County, N.C. The document includes the names of 26 members of the Contentney Monthly Meeting of Friends, most of them apparently signatures, but some in the same handwriting.
Received from Minnie Leary Yeates of WIlmington, N.C., in June 1977.
Invitation to the funeral of John L. Leary (1818-1845), Chowan or Perquimans County, N.C., 7 March 1845; notice of tax assessment, 18-19 July 1865, Chowan County, N.C., W. E. Bond, Assistant Assessor; and commission, 25 February 1879, of W. J. Leary, M.D., as surgeon in the First Battalion, Infantry, North Carolina State Guard (OP-1135/1).
|Oversize Paper OP-1135/1|
Received from Ann Lawrence Way of Charlotte, N.C., in April 1978.
Letter from Mej. A. Legerstee in Amsterdam, Holland, to Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Raleigh, N.C., thanking her for the coal she gave his family, describing the conditions in Holland during and just after World War II, and expressing gratitude from the Dutch to the American people.
Received by George E. London of Raleigh, N.C., in March 1977.
Letter from Mrs. William Johnston Andrews to "The Johnstonian," c/o Jane E. Ward, Secretary, Raleigh, N.C., announcing a gift to the Johnstonian book club of a year's membership in the "American Federation of Art Society."
Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, circa 1978.
Letter from Lawrence Wood Robert, Jr., Washington, D.C., to Honorable J. [sic] Gregg Cherry, Gastonia, N.C., introducing Eneas Africanus and praising the book.
Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, September 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2010
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top