Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of North-Carolina, Called to Amend the Constitution of the State, which Assembled at Raleigh, June 4, 1835; To which Are Subjoined the Convention Act and Amendments to the Constitution, Together with the Votes of the People.

Raleigh, (NC): Printed by Joseph Gales and Son, 1836. 8vo. 424 pp. (2), 6 pp. Contemporary calf (rubbed), leather spine label (chipped); some foxing, but a very good copy. Item #48375

First edition. "The Convention of 1835 was a turning point in the history of North Carolina, its achievement a victory for democracy" (Lefler); suffrage was expanded, the east's domination over the west was diminished, the power of the General Assembly to enact private legislation was restricted, the power of the governor was increased, and representation in the assembly was tied into population figures. Thornton Official Publications 389 (giving a slightly different title, but the same collation).

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