Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802

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Spaight was a delegate to the U.S. Contential Congress, 1782-1785, from North Carolina, as well as the U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787, and signator to the U.S. Constitution. He was Governor of North Carolina, 1792-1795, held other public offices in the North Carolina and was in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1798-1801.

From the description of [Letter] 1784 Aug. 22, Port Tobacco [to] Jacob Reed / Rich.d D. Spaight. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 433579619

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and governor of North Carolina, 1792-1795, 1798-1801; from New Bern (Craven Co.), N.C.

From the description of Papers, 1757-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20274499

Signer of U.S. Constitution, governor of North Carolina.

From the description of DS, 1795 March 14 : New Bern, North Carolina. Land Grant. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13929595

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referencedIn Bryan, William S. William S. Bryan papers, 1818-1879 (bulk 1848-1879) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802. Autograph letter signed : to Governor Davie, 1799 June 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802. DS, 1795 March 14 : New Bern, North Carolina. Land Grant. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802. [Letter] 1784 Aug. 22, Port Tobacco [to] Jacob Reed / Rich.d D. Spaight. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802. Papers, 1757-1853. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 13, Miscellany, 1771-1832. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Donnell family. Donnell family papers, 1795-1869 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hawks, Francis L. (Francis Lister), 1798-1866,. Francis L. Hawks papers, 1679-1964 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Grady, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1871-1958. The two Spaights : address of Judge Henry A. Grady at the unveiling of the granite boulder to Governors Nash and Spaight, at Newbern, N.C., under the auspices of the Daughters of the American Revolution, June 7th, 1923. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Deal, Ralph C. Ralph C. Deal collection, 1753-1852 [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
referencedIn Iredell, James, 1751-1799. Papers of James Iredell, Sr., and James Iredell, Jr., 1724-1890. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821,. Letters to John Francis Mercer, 1783-1814. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers, 1752-1967 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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associatedWith Bryan, William S. person
associatedWith Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820, person
associatedWith Deal, Ralph C. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Donnell family. family
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Gaston, William, 1778-1844. person
associatedWith Grady, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1871-1958. person
associatedWith Hawks, Francis L. (Francis Lister), 1798-1866, person
associatedWith Haywood, Ernest, 1860-1946 person
associatedWith Hill, William, 1773-1857. person
associatedWith Iredell, James, 1751-1799. person
correspondedWith Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821, person
associatedWith Read, Jacob, 1752-1816, person
associatedWith Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1796-1850. person
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North Carolina
North Carolina--Craven County
North Carolina
North Carolina--New Bern
New Bern (N.C.)
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Birth 1758-03-25

Death 1802-09-06

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