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BLOODWORTH, Timothy, a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from North Carolina; born in New Hanover County, N.C., in 1736; teacher; in 1776 was employed in making muskets and bayonets for the Continental Army; member, State house of commons 1778-1779; treasurer of Wilmington District 1781-1782; appointed commissioner of confiscated property in 1783; Member of the Continental Congress in 1786; member, State senate 1788-1789; elected to the First Congress and served from April 6, 1790, to March 3, 1791; member, State house of representatives 1793-1794; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1795, to March 3, 1801; collector of customs at Wilmington; died in Wilmington, N.C., August 24, 1814.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1786. 1 letter.

North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Raleigh, NC
Papers: 1781, 1786. 2 letters.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Bloodworth, Timothy. "Letters of Timothy Bloodworth and Thomas Person to John Lamb." In Historical Papers Published by the Trinity College Historical Society, 14th ser., pp. 77-81. 1922. Reprint. New York: AMS Press, 1970.

Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936.

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