DAVIE, WILLIAM R.
\dˈe͡ɪvi], \dˈeɪvi], \d_ˈeɪ_v_i]\
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(1756-1820), born in England, arrived in America in 1763. He commanded at Stono Ferry in 1779, and in 1781 was appointed commissary-general of the Southern army. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 from North Carolina, and of the special embassy to France in 1799. He was prominent among the North Carolina Federalists.
By John Franklin Jameson
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