Raleigh: James H. Moore, State Printer, 1872. 1st edition. leather. 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., 576, (1) pp. Bound in half leather and marbled paper over boards. Title on a red morocco label on the spine. Light edge wear; boards rubbed. Previous owner's name on the front end papers. Very Good. *** Ownership name of Hugh Reid Scott, bibliophile and nephew of Governor David Settle Reid. ***. Very Good. Item #23352
This is a report of the NC General Assembly's investigation into fraud, primarily concerning the Cape Fear Navigation Company, and the Western North Carolina Railroad company. The committee was headed by Thomas Bragg. The Bragg committee found that the railroad "ring", led by Milton Littlefield (with Gov. Holden's support), and operating out of the Republican controlled assembly defrauded the state and bondholders.