In the letter Johnstone describes the burden the Stamp Act has placed on the "infant colony," and he mentions the citizens' growing opposition to his administration. While he acknowledges the "real inconveniences" the tax has caused, he is careful...
The act prevents British colonists from settling on Indian lands, "Whereas it is Essential to the Interest of Great Britain in general & for the Security of this Frontier Colony in particular that Good faith and Correspondence be maintained with...
The act attempts to protect the "Infant Colony" from disorder and idleness: "Whereas Drunkness and Debauchery in every Community tend very much to inervate [sic] the Constitutions of such unhappy persons as are addicted to those Vices, and when...
This section gives information from Thomas Malone of Washington County, "in relation to the arrest of Aaron Burr in 1807, and the expedition of the North Carolina Colony in 1802 down the Tombigby River."
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