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A History of New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear Region

A HistoryNew Hanover County

and the Lower Cape Fear Region





Establishment of the precinct in 1729 (changed to county in 1738) Its limits Boundary line between North and South Carolina The town of Brunswick and its history History of St. Philips Church The Stamp Act troubles Sons of Liberty.


The names of the earliest plantations, their location and their owners, with items of biography and incidents.


Under Martins administration Fire in Wilmington A bold adventuress The Scotch immigrants and Flora McDonald Beginning of the Revolution Help for Boston Organization of Safety Committees.


Proceedings of the Safety Committee of the town of Wilmington, with occasional minutes of joint meetings of the Committee of New Hanover County and the Committee of the District of Wilmington, in 1774, 1775 and 1776.


Burning of Fort Johnston and expulsion of Governor Martin Vigilance of the Wilmington Committee Movement of Scotch Highlanders Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Colonel Moores report Letter of Colonel Purviance.


Martins and Parrys correspondence with the Committee, Clintons Proclamation Howes plantation plundered British abandon the Cape Fear until 1781 Craig comes in 1781 His operations.


Wilmington from 1736 to 1800.


Fort Johnston and Smithville (now Southport).


Interesting items from court minute


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