Creator: Sharpe, Leander Quincy, 1816-1866.
Collection number: 2374
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Abstract: Lawyer, of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., and member of the North Carolina state legislature. Papers consisting primarily of wills, deeds, legal correspondence and proceedings, and personal bills and accounts in the 1850s. Also included are eight letters from Sharpe to his wife, Mary Emmeline (McKee) Sharpe, while he was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly during the Civil War, discussing only his health and making references to family members.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Included is a petition to the governor of North Carolina made by Sharpe on behalf of Mary W. Sparrow for reimbursement for the value of William, an enslaved man Sparrow owned that died while working on fortifications at Wilmington, North Carolina (14 Jan 1865).