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THE

NORTH-CAROLINA READER:

CONTAINING

A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF NORTH-CAROLINA,

SELECTIONS IN PROSE AND VERSE,

LANY OF THEM BY EMIXENT CITIZENS OF THE STATE,

HISTORICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES,

AND A

VARIETY OF MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION AND

STATISTICS.

BY C. H. WILEY.

“My own green land for ever!
Land of the beautiful and brave-
The freeman's home the martyr's grave."

Xllustrated with Engravings, and designed for Families and Schools.

NEW YORK:
A. S. BARNES & CO., 51 JOHN-STREET.
E. J. HALE. FAYETTEVILLE, N. 0.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1851, by

C. H. WILEY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern

District of Pennsylvania.

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CONTENTS.

....... 76

NOTICE......

Advertisement.......

5

Introduction......

9

Rules and Instructions for correct reading

13

General Description of North-Carolina...

21

Description of the Albemarle Region...

21

Description of the Pamlico Country..

34

Description of the Cape-Fear Country..

40

Description of the Upland Regions of North-Carolina

47

The Yadkin River........

60

The Catawba River........

07

Mineral Interests of North-Carolina.

Education in North-Carolina............

Mountain Region of North-Carolina.......

General Description of North-Carolina, concluded.

84

History of North-Carolina......

.91 to 223

Governors of North-Carolina .......

.223

Selections in Prose, for Reading Exercises..............

225 to 283

Selections in Verse.....

283 to 302

Selections from Scripture...........................

..302

Synopsis of General History.

310

Table of Important Eras in History.

316

Chronological Table of Inventions..

.317

Division of Time-Almanacs.......

318

. Time Table....

319

Explanations and Definitions of Technical Terms, &C......................

Foreign Phrases.....

.323

Census of North-Carolina .................................

328

Principal Staples of North-Carolina ......

329

d Census of the United States...........

.330

Population of the World, Religious Denominations.

331

Post-office Statistics .......

The Mountain Region of North-Carolina

.332

Resources of North-Carolina....................................................

328

Manufactories of North-Carolina ...............................

.329

Grapes—the Scuppernong..................

..343,344

Lincoln........

.345

Statistics of the Turpentine Business......................

346

The Fisheries of North-Carolina....

347

Pronouncing Vocabulary of Geographical and Proper Names...

348

North-Carolinians who fell at the Battle of Germantown......

.350, 351

The Isabella Grape .........

.352

Song—The Old North State.................................... .........................354

General Index.........

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...355

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NOTICE.

TAE peculiar situation of North-Carolina renders necessary peculiar remedies. Hence this, the first number of the NORTH-CAROLINA READER is different, in plan and execution, from modern Readers generally; and is intended exclusively for North-Carolina, to be used in families and in schools.

Its object is to sow in the young minds of North-Carolina the seeds of a true, healthy, and vigorous North-Carolina spirit; and that it may effect its end, it is designed for universal use in the State, to go, with the Bible and the Almanac, into every home. The other numbers of the series will be intended exclusively for schools; and the author promises that his series of school-books shall be, as a whole, cheaper than any other series in the United States, and as complete, while he hopes, though he will not promise, that his system will be as well adapted to the ends in view. He has laid in a library of Readers, all of which will be carefully consulted. The following extract of a letter to the author, from a distinguished and patriotic son of North-Carolina, discloses the plan and indi. cates the necessity of the present work :

The design of your Reader must, I think, win for it the favourable regard of all true North-Carolinians. Something of the kind has long been needed, to set before our youth an easy and correct standard by which to learn to appreciate the worth of their fatherland-to excite in them pride of country, and to embue their minds with the great truth that that country is justly entitled to their best exertions in her behalf.

“We are too much in the habit of looking abroad for objects of admiration; and where they are found, there also will the affections take hold. Providence has been as kind to us as to any other people—His bounties have been scattered in our midst with as much munificence as elsewhere ; and they need only that culture necessary to secure their appropriation to man's use, to elevate our good old State to that rank and consequence which her intellectual and physical resources should long since have given her.

“Should it be your happy lot to reform the habit alluded to, and to awaker in our land a proper sense of these truths, all praise and abundant' reward will be

your due.

WELDON N. EDWARDS.

July 2a, 1851."

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