Benjamin Smith: Brunswick County "General" and North Carolina Governor, 1810-1811

January 2010
North Carolina Historical Review;Jan2010, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p28
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The article discusses Benjamin Smith, the North Carolina Governor from 1810-1811. The author talks about Smith's prominence in the Lower Cape Fear region in North Carolina, including his several plantations in Brunswick County. The author explains that little attention is paid to Smith in North Carolina history because the gubernatorial office is perceived as powerless. The author explores how Smith's tenure in office reveals the difficulties under which the executives labored. The article also discusses the North Carolina General Assembly.


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