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Cherokee Indian Reservation Eastern Band Cherokee Indians field notes of the Qualla Boundarysurvey. 1878.Microfilm. Raleigh, N.C. : North Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Division ofArchives and Manuscripts, [19--]. 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. This contains land survey field notes of the General Land Office, Department of theInterior, 1878 from a survey of the Qualla Boundary. Includes surveysof land from the adjoiningcounties of Swain, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Cherokee.
Connor, Henry G. "The Granville Estate and North Carolina." University of PennsylvaniaLawReview, vol. 62, no. 9, Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 1914.
Costa, Tom. "Paradise on the Clinch: Land Speculation and the Early Settlement of Russell County. Paper presented to theShenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar, 1996.
Cowan, Helen I. Charles Williamson: Genessee Promoter, Friend of Anglo-American Rapprochement. Rochester, NY.: 1941.
Evans, Paul O. The Holland Land Company. Buffalo, NY:? , 1924.
Exhibits 3 - 12, Trial of the Trustees v. the heirs of Isaac Bronson. March 1920 Term of the
Superior Court, Henderson County.
Final Report of George W. Justice as Commissioner, to the Superior Court of Henderson County. Dated March 15, 1920
Hughes, Sarah S. Surveyors and Statesmen: Land Measuring in Colonial Virginia.Richmond, Va.: Virginia Surveyors Foundation, 1979.
Magrath, C. Peter. Yazoo: Law and Politics in the New Republic: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck. Providence, RI:, 1966.
Patton, Sadie Smathers. Buncombe to Mecklenburg Speculation Lands. Forest City, North Carolina: The Western North CarolinaHistorical Association, 1955.
Report of Commissioner, S. S. Rozier, appointed by the Court. Dated July 9, 1931.
Report of Referee, I. G. H. Valentine, appointed by the Court. Dated 1912.
Rohrbough, Malcolm J.. The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837.New York: 1968.
———. The Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies, andInstitutions, 1775-1850. New York: Oxford University Press,1978.
Royster, Charles. The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story ofGeorge Washington's Times. New York:Knopf, 1999.
Saklowski, Aaron Morton. The Great American Land Bubble: The Amazing Story of Land-Grabbing, Speculations, and BoomsFrom Colonial Days to the Present Time. New York: 1982.
Wilkinson, Norman B. Land Policy and Speculation in Pennsylvania, 1779-1800. Ph.D.diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1958. [unpublished]
Wheeler, Earl Milton. "The Role of the North Carolina Militia in theBeginning of the American Revolution." Ph.D. Dissertation,TulaneUniversity, 1969.
Other Books:
Adams, Henry. History of the United States of America during the Administration ofJefferson and Madison, 9 vols. New York:1889-1891 [New York, 1951].
Albertson, Catherine Seyton. In Ancient Albemarle. Raleigh: Commercial Printing Co., 1914.
Allen, Penelope Johnson, editor. Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution, a Roster of Soldiers Living During the Revolutionary War in the Counties of Washington and Sullivan, Taken from the Revolutionary Army accounts of North Carolina. Bristol:King Printing Co., 1935.
Arthur, John Preston. Western North Carolina: A History (From 1730 to 1913). Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1914.
Ashe, Samuel A'Court. Rutherford's expedition against the Indians, 1776, by Captain S. A. Ashe. Raleigh: E. M. Uzzell & Co.,1904.
———, editor. Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present. 8 vols. Greensboro: C. L. VanNopper, 1905-1917.
Bartholomees, James Boone, Jr. "Fight or Flee: The Combat Performance of the North Carolina Militia in the Cowpens-Guilford
Courthouse Campaign, January to March 1781." Ph.D. Dissertation, Duke University, 1978.
Beasley, Paul W. "The Life and Times of Isaac Shelby 1750-1826." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky, 1968.
Boyd, William K. History of North Carolina. Volume II. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York. 1919.
Caruthers, E[li] W[ashington]. Revolutionary Incidents; and Sketches of Character, chiefly in the 'Old North State'. Philadelphia:
Hayes & Zell, 1854.
———. Interesting Revolutionary Incidents; and Sketches of Character, chiefly in the 'Old North State'. Philadelphia: Hayes &
Zell, 1856.
Cheney, John L., Jr. Editor. North Carolina Government 1585 - 1979. North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, Raleigh, North Carolina. 1981.
Clark, Walter, et al., editors. The State Records of North Carolina. 16 vols. Winston and Goldsboro: Various publishers,
Connor, Robert D. W. Revolutionary Leaders of North Carolina. High Point: North Carolina State Normal & Industrial College,
Corbitt, David Lercy. The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943. Raleigh: Department of Archives and History,
Crabtree, Beth G. North Carolina Governors 1585 - 1974. State of North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, North Carolina. 1974.
Daves, Edward Graham. Maryland and North Carolina in the campaign of 1780-1781; with a preliminary notice of the earlier
battles of the revolution, in which the troops of the two states won distinction. Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1893.
Davis, Charles L. A Brief History of the North Carolina Troops on the Continental Establishment in the War of the Revolution. Philadelphia: N.P., 1896.
Davis, Joseph S. Essays in the Earlier History of American Corporations, 2 vol.Cambridge, MA: 1917.
Davis, Sallie J. "North Carolina's Part in the Revolution." South Atlantic Quarterly, 2 (October 1903), pp. 314-324; 3 (January,
April 1904), pp. 27-38, 154-165.
Driver, Carl S. John Sevier, Pioneer of the Old Southwest. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1932.
FitzSimons, Frank L. From the Banks of the Oklawaha, Volume III. Golden Glow Publishing Company, Hendersonville, North Carolina. 1979.
Ganyard, Robert Loyal. "North Carolina During the American Revolution: The First Phase, 1774-1777." Ph.D. Dissertation, Duke
University, 1963.
Gibson, Robert. A treatise of practical surveying.
Philadelphia: : Printed for Joseph Crukshank, no. 87, High-Street,, 1796.
Graham, William A. General Joseph Graham and His Papers on North Carolina Revolutionary History. Raleigh: Edwards &
Broughton, 1904.
Griffin, Clarence W. Essays on North Carolina History. Forest City, North Carolina: The Forest City
Courier, 1951.
Hay, Gertrude Sloan, editor. Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an Appendix Containing
a Collection of Miscellaneous Records. Durham: North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, 1932.
Iredell, James. The Papers of James Iredell. Edited by Don Higginbotham. Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, 1976.
Johnson, Allen and Malone, Dumas, Editors. Dictionary of American Biography, Volume II. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1958.
Jones, Joseph Seawell. A Defense of the Revolutionary History of the State of North Carolina from the Aspersions of Mr.
Jefferson. Boston and Raleigh: C. Bowen and Turner and Hughes, 1834.
Lazenby, Mary Elinor. Catawba Frontier 1775-1781: Memories of Pensioners. Washington: Privately printed, 1950.
Lefler, Hugh, and Paul Wager, editors. Orange County, 1752-1952. Chapel Hill: Privately printed, 1953.
Lightfoot, Marise Parish. Let The Drums Roll: Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War Who Settled in Maury County,
Tennessee. Nashville: Parthenon Press for the Maury County Historical Society, 1976.
Long, John H., ed. and Gordon DenBoer, comp.. North Carolina: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New
York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 1998.
McEachern, Leora H., and Isabel M. Williams, editors. Wilmington-New Hanover Safety Committee Minutes, 1774-1776.
Wilmington: Wilmington-New Hanover County American Revolution Bi-centennial Association, 1974.
McMurtrie, Douglas C. The Proceedings of the Revolutionary Committee of the Town of Newbern, North Carolina, 1775.
Chicago: Chicago School of Printing, 1938.
Massengill, Stephen E. North Carolina Votes on the Constitution: A Roster of Delegates to the State Ratification Conventions
of 1788 and 1789. Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1988.
Medley, Mary L. History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976. Wadesboro: Anson County Historical Society, 1976.
Merrens, Harry Roy. Colonial North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in Historical Geography. Chapel Hill:University of North Carolina Press, 1964.
North Carolina Historical Records Survey Project, Works Progress Administration. Guide to the Manuscripts in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1941.
Patton, Sadie Smathers. Buncombe to Mecklenburg -- Speculation Lands, Forest City, N.C. Forest City Courier, 1955.
———. Sketches of Polk County History, Spartanburg, S.C. : Reprint Co., 1976 [1950]
———. Kingdom of the Happy Land, Asheville, N.C. : Stephens Press, 1957.
———. The Story of Henderson County, Asheville, N.C., Printed by the Miller Printing Company [1947]
———. A Condensed History of Flat Rock (the little Charleston of the mountains), Asheville, N.C., Church Printing Co. 1961.
Perkins, Bradford. The First Rapprochement: England and the United States, 1795-1805.Philadelphia, PA: 1955.
Pomeroy, Kenneth B. and James G. Yoho. North Carolina lands: ownership, use, and management of forest and related lands,
Washington, American Forestry Association [distributed by the Livingston Publishing Company, Narberth, PA], 1964.
Rankin, Hugh F. The North Carolina Continentals. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1971.
Robinson, Blackwell P. William R. Davie. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1957.
Russell, Phillips. North Carolina in the Revolutionary War. Charlotte: Heritage Printers, 1965.
Saunders, William L., editor. The Colonial Records of North Carolina. 10 vols. Raleigh: Various publishers, 1886-1890.
Schmidt, William John. "The North Carolina Delegates in the Continental Congress, 1774-1781." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968.
Spence, Thomas [land surveyor]. The Settler's Guide in the United States and British NorthAmerican Provinces ... [microform].
New York: Davis &Kent, 1862.
Sweeny, William M., editor. Captain Thomas Cook (1752-1841); A Soldier of the Revolution. N.P.: N.p., [1909].
Wheeler, John H. Historical Sketches of North Carolina. Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland. 1964.
Alexander, C. B. "Richard Caswell." North Carolina Historical Review, 23 (1946), pp. 13-31, 119-141, 287-312.
Angellotti, Mrs. Frank M. "The Polks of North Carolina and Tennessee." New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 77
(1923), pp. 133-145, 213-227, 250-270; 78 (1924), pp. 33-53, 159-177, 318-330.
Battle, Kemp Plummer. "Career of Brigadier-General Jethro Sumner One of North Carolina's Revolutionary Officers." Magazine of
American History, 26 (December 1891), pp. 415-433.
Clark, Walter. "General William Richardson Davie 1756-1820." Magazine of American History, 28 (December 1892), pp.
French, Laura P. "The Wilmington Committee of Public Safety and the Loyalist Rising of February 1776." North Carolina Historical
Review, 41 (June 1964), pp. 21-33.
Lutz, Paul V. "A State's Concern for the Soldier's Welfare: How North Carolina Provided for Her Troops During the Revolution."
North Carolina Historical Review, 42 (July 1965), pp. 315-318.
McMaster, Fitzhugh. "Some Notes on North Carolina." Military Collector and Historian, 33 (Summer 1981), p. 80.
Mitchell, Thornton W. “The Granville District Land Records.” North Carolina Historical Review 70 (April 1993), p.103-129.
Morris, Francis Grave, and Phyllis Mary Morris, “Economic Conditions in North Carolina about 1780, Part I-Landholding.”North
Carolina Historical Review 16 (April 1939), p. 107-133.
———. “Economic Conditions in North Carolina about 1780, Part II-Ownership of Town Lots, Slaves, and Cattle.” North Carolina
Historical Review 16 (July 1939), p. 296-327.
Murfree, W. L. "Colonel Hardy Murfree of the North Carolina Continental Line." North Carolina Booklet, 17 (January 1918), pp.
Naisawald, L. Van Loan. "Major General Robert Howe's Activities in South Carolina and Georgia, 1776-1779." Georgia Historical
Quarterly, 35 (March 1951), pp. 23-30.
———. "Robert Howe's Operations in Virginia, 1775-1776." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 60 (July 1952), pp.
Nash, Frank. "The Continental Line of North Carolina." North Carolina Booklet, 17 (January 1918), pp. 105-134.
Neal, John Washington. "Life and Public Services of Hugh Williamson." Trinity College Historical Society Papers, 13 (1919), pp.
Rockwell, E. F. "Rowan County, North Carolina, In 1774." Historical Magazine, 2d Ser., 5 (February 1869), pp. 118-123.
Sappington, Roger E. "North Carolina and the Non-Resistant Sects During the American War of Independence." Quaker History, 60
(Spring 1971), pp. 29-47.
Skaggs, Marvin Lucian. “The First Boundary Survey Between the Carolinas.” North Carolina Historical Review 12 (July 1935), p.
———. “Progress in the North Carolina-South Carolina Boundary Dispute.” North Carolina Historical Review 15 (October1938),
p. 341-353.
Wheeler, Earl Milton. "Development and Organization of the North Carolina Militia." North Carolina Historical Review, 41 (July
1964), pp. 307-323.
Wolf, Jacquelyn H. “Patents and Tithables in Proprietary North Carolina, 1663-1729.” North Carolina Historical Review 56 (July
1979), p.263-277.
Wheeler, John H. Sketch of the Life of Richard Dobbs Spaight of NorthCarolina. Baltimore: William K. Boyle, 1880.
Williamson, Hugh. The History of North Carolina. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1812.

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