A collection of documents on revolutionary politics in North Carolina will be on display in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center, Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The collection of documents is on loan from the State Archives of North Carolina.
One of the documents on display is a speech Royal Governor Josiah Martin gave to the North Carolina General Assembly in April 1775. Martin, who lived at Tryon Palace until May 1775, was attempting to convince the general assembly not to take part in any colonial resistance to British economic and political policies.
Another document is a letter from Continental Congress delegates of North Carolina dated Aug. 7, 1776, requesting a delivery of gunpowder to the residents of western North Carolina to fight Native Americans in the area.
Archivists from the State Archives of North Carolina will also be on hand to talk with visitors about these documents on display during this special one-day exhibit.