The James Sprunt Historical Publications, Vol. 12: Published Under the Direction of the North Carolina Historical Society J G De Roulhac Hamilton

ISBN: 9781331972525

Published: September 27th 2015

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The James Sprunt Historical Publications, Vol. 12: Published Under the Direction of the North Carolina Historical Society by J G De Roulhac Hamilton
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Excerpt from The James Sprunt Historical Publications, Vol. 12: Published Under the Direction of the North Carolina Historical SocietyTheir history, like that of events generally in the colony, shows that the people of North Carolina, when occasionMoreExcerpt from The James Sprunt Historical Publications, Vol. 12: Published Under the Direction of the North Carolina Historical SocietyTheir history, like that of events generally in the colony, shows that the people of North Carolina, when occasion demanded, were quite given to force and violence, though not mere lawless rioters who loved strife for strifes sake, and preferred violence to peaceful measures.

On the contrary, there was much method in their madness, and cool, deliberate system in their force.The salient points that strike the student, in an examination of their precedents, with more force than any others, are:(1) That North Carolinians, from their earliest days, relied upon the known and unchanging texts of written laws without any deviations, and not like their English ancestors, upon unwritten law with its corollaries and incidents, always more or less uncertain and varying, and always more or less flexible.

Our charter still exists, was their slogan from the start to finish, from the first Royal Governor to the last. In the face of the first they flung their charter as the supreme law of the land to which all other things, animate or inanimate, must yield, and so it was with the others, one after another, until not even a shadow of Royal Government was left in North Carolina.(2) That whenever, in their opinion, speech had been exhausted, and action was necessary, they did not hesitate to use violence to prevent infringements upon their rights, real or fancied.Few colonies could show a more consistent discontent, more bitter party feeling and personal hostility than did North Carolina.

Even more than its neighbors it suffered from foolish laws and injudicious instructions, as well as from bad governors. To the rulers in England and to the Board of Trade it must have seemed a hot-bed of bickering and discontent, yet were the full truth known, as it cannot be for the lack of indisputable evidence, it might be seen that this discontent was due to the attempts of a body of poor but honest settlers to get the most of the circumstances in which they were placed, despite the policy of the rulers in England and the self-seeking activities of their appointees.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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