Ninth Governor of North Carolina (1725-1813) who served from 1795 to 1798. He was appointed to the committee that drafted the first North Carolina Constitution, and in 1776 he was elected to the new North Carolina Senate and was elected its first speaker. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Sam. Ashe,” one page, 13.25 x 13.5, July 20, 1796. State of North Carolina land grant in which Ashe, for the "sum of Fifty Shillings for every Hundred Acres hereby Granted, paid into our Treasury…do Give and Grant unto…William Cathcart a Tract of Land containing Forty nine thousand nine hundred and twenty acres, lying and being in our County of Buncombe." Signed at the conclusion by Ashe. In very good condition, with overall staining, foxing, and a missing red wax seal. Accompanied by an earlier land document dated June 25, 1796, which features a small hand-drawn plot of Cathcart's prodigious land grant.
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