Colonel John Tipton in the NC Legislature
Yesterday, I walked in the footsteps of the Colonel in Hillsboro, North Carolina, periodic seat of that state’s government. It was here in 1788 at St. Matthews Church that North Carolina legislators met to consider ratification of the US constitution. With the majority, Tipton voted not to ratify because the constitution did not include a Bill of Rights. As in Virginia, Tipton was dedicated to the rights of the citizens and represenative government. He was now serving in the legislature of a second state.
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