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Collection Reference Number GLC02471.23
From Archive Folder Items relating to members of Continental Congress, including Congress of 1774 
Title Bill to State of North Carolina for services in Continental Congress
Date 17 October 1783
Author Jones, Willie (1740-1801)  
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description [Continental Congress members]
Subjects American Statesmen  Finance  Government and Civics  
People Jones, Willie (1740-1801)  
Theme Banking & Economics; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information JONES, Willie, (1740-1801), Delegate from North Carolina; attended Eton College, England; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Provincial Congress in 1774 and 1776; president of the North Carolina Committee of Safety in 1776 and first Governor ex officio of the new State; member of the first constitutional convention in 1776; member of the State house of commons 1776-1778; Member of the Continental Congress in 1780; elected to the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787 but declined to accept; member of the State constitutional convention called to ratify the Constitution of the United States July 21, 1788 and afterwards resumed agricultural pursuits. (excerpted from
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859