The Press of North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century by Stephen Beauregard Weeks

The Press of North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century

byStephen Beauregard Weeks

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ... PAPER AND PAPER MILLS. The want of patronage was not all the Carolina press had to struggle against in the earlier days. During the Revolution paper was so scarce in the colony that we find the enactments for the October session of the Legislature of 1779 consisting of thirty-four pages, sixteen printed on small folio, the remainder on quarto. The acts passed in 1781 form a pamphlet of twenty pages, sixteen folio, four quarto, without title page or imprint. It seems to have been distributed in the ratio of one to each county, and we may suppose the edition was very small. Even writing paper was not always at the command of men in high official position. In 1776 Gen. Rutherford entreated the Council of Safety to hasten a supply of powder to Rowan to enable him to march against the Cherokees, and to send with it a quire of paper for writing dispatches. In 1782 Gen. Butler, of Orange, urges a similar request upon Governor Burke. The Provincial Congress, meeting in its third session at Hillsboro in August 1775, looked forward to a long war with blockaded ports, and offered liberal bounties for domestic productions, not only for the munitions of war, but also for those manufactures necessary to home life. Among them is one of 250 for the first paper mill. This bounty was doubtless paid to the owners of the mill erected near Hillsboro, in Orange county, towards the close of 1777. They advertise in the "North Carolina Gazette" for Nov. 14, 1777, as follows: "By our unhappy contest with Great Britain and the necessary restrictions on our trade, paper has been an article for which we, in this State, have much suffered, for though there are many paper mills in the northern colonies, where paper is made in great perfection, yet, by the interruption of the colony tra...

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Title:The Press of North Carolina in the Eighteenth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217281621

ISBN - 13:9780217281621

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