A JOINT RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY PETITIONING THE POST OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TO ISSUE A COMMEMORATIVE STAMP DEPICTING THE NASH-HOOPER HOME, LOCATED IN HISTORIC HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA, IN OBSERVANCE AND RESPECT FOR THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Whereas, there is approaching the period in our history of the bicentennial of the American Revolution whereby the thirteen original states and the Republic of the United States of America were founded; and
Whereas, the State of North Carolina contains many such events which directly contributed to the advent of the American Revolution; and
Whereas, the Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, was the scene of a number of notable Revolutionary War events: the War of the Regulation, 1768-1771; the Third Provincial Congress, 1775; five General Assemblies, 1778, 1780, 1782, 1783 and 1784; the Board of War Session, 1780; the Raising of the Royal Standard by Charles Lord Cornwallis, February 22, 1781; the Tory Capture of Governor Thomas Burke, 1781; the Constitutional Convention of 1788. The Town was also a temporary capital of North Carolina and a mobilization center for both British and Continental Army Forces during the Revolutionary War; and
Whereas, the Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, is the site of the Nash-Hooper House, the only remaining home of any of the State of North Carolina's signers of The Declaration of Independence (William Hooper, Joseph Hewes and John Penn); and
Whereas, the Nash-Hooper Home is not only the home of William Hooper, one of the State of North Carolina's three signers of The Declaration of Independence, but also the home of the Revolutionary War hero and General Francis Nash, Commander of the North Carolina Brigade, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1777, and additionally, the home until his death, of North Carolina Governor Alexander Graham, who was also a United States Senator, a Confederate State Senator, and Secretary of the Navy; and
Whereas, the Nash-Hooper House has been designated a national historic landmark by the United States Department of the Interior through the National Park Service; and
Whereas, the General Assembly of North Carolina desires to express its warm approbation and support for the planning and execution of the bicentennial celebration of the United States of America;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina extends its deepest feelings for and support of bicentennial programs appropriate to the commemoration of the American Revolution and to the renewed strengthening of the principles upon which our State and our nation were founded.
Sec. 2. The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina respectfully petitions the Post Office of the United States to issue a commemorative stamp depicting the Nash-Hooper Home, located in historic Hillsborough, North Carolina, in observance and respect for the bicentennial celebration of the American Revolution.
Sec. 3. This resolution shall become effective upon ratification.