Cornelius Harnett and William Sharpe letter
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William Sharpe was born in Rock Church, Cecil County, Maryland on December 13, 1742. He was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1763, later moving to Rowan County. Sharpe helped frame the first constitution of the State and was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781. He died on July 1, 1818.
Richard Caswell was born in Harford County, Maryland on August 3, 1729. He moved to North Carolina in 1746, was admitted to the bar in 1754, and began practicing law in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Caswell was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776; was Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780 and again from 1785 to 1787; he commanded troops in several battles during the Revolutionary War; and he was a delegate to the convention that framed the Federal Constitution in 1787. Caswell died on November 10, 1789.
U.S. Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, Inclusive. Edited by Andrew R. Dodge and Betty K. Koed. Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 2005.
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