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|Abstract||Martin County, N.C., was established 14 March 1774. The collection contains materials relating to the history of Martin County gathered in the 1850s by United States Senator Asa Biggs, including a document establishing rates for tavern keepers, 1774; extracts from ordinances appointing county officers, 1776; lists of local men in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War; and a description of local courts, boundaries, and taxation, 1775-1780.|
|Creator||Biggs, Asa, 1811-1878.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top
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Martin County, N.C., was established 14 March 1774.Back to Top
The collection consists of materials gathered in the 1850s by United States senator Asa Biggs relating to the history of Martin County, N.C. Included are manuscript copies of items found in the Martin County Court Clerk's office: a bond, 1773; a listing of rates for tavern keepers estabilished by Martin County Court, 1774; ordinances appointing county officers, 1776; and a commission of Justices of the Peace, 1777. There is also an original contract, 1818, for the construction of chimneys at the Williamston Academy, Martin County, N.C. There are also lists and other information compiled by Biggs, 1857, regarding taxation, boundaries, local courts, and the service of local men in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.Back to Top
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