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Award for outstanding paper on southern Quaker history

The Herbert L. Poole Award, sponsored by the North Carolina Friends Historical Society, is for an outstanding paper on a topic in southern Quaker history. Herbert Poole was the long-time director of the Guilford College Hege Library and editor of The Southern Friend: Journal of the North Carolina Friends Historical Society. Both amateur and professional historians are invited to apply. Papers should contribute to the greater understanding of the history of Friends in the southeastern United States with original research and are expected to be well written and properly documented. The recipient will be granted a financial award in recognition of their achievement. 

North Carolina Gazetteer is online through NCpedia

NCpedia and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Pressnow make the entirety of The North Carolina Gazetteer available online through NCpedia athttp://www.ncpedia.org/gazetteer.

The free online encyclopedia features thousands of articles and resources about North Carolina culture and history. It is hosted by NC LIVE, and managed by the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Re: Jonathan Price's circa 1809 survey of New Bern?

I have received a reply from Victor Jones, Jr., Head of Special Collections at New Bern-Craven County Public Library. His answer has been incorporated into a  blog post at this URL:

http://wp.me/p2GEda-2r

Jay L.

 

Jonathan Price's circa 1809 survey of New Bern?

"The commissioners of New Bern, where he had moved from Pasquotank County, employed Price in 1809 to resurvey the town and renew the cornerstones of the squares."  (From George Stevenson's biography of Jonathan Price in the DNCB).  Price's survey was eventually engraved by Allen Fitch and published in 1817.
 I have searched 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, and 1811 Journals of the House of Commons and can't find any mention of the resurvey of New Bern (or Newbern). Does anyone know where I can find the act/bill/resolution or whatever would have been required to authorize such a survey? Based on my limited knowledge, it seems like any town survey required legislative approval.
 

Thanks for your help.