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HILL, Whitmill, statesman, born in Bertie county, North Carolina, 12 February, 1743; died in Hill's Ferry, Martin County, North Carolina, 12 September, 1797. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1760, and entered the Revolutionary struggle with much zeal. He was a delegate to the Provincial congresses that met at Hillsboro 20 August, 1775, and at Halifax, 4 April, 1776, and was elected to the house of commons from Martin county in 1777. He was a member of the state senate from 1778 till 1780, and its speaker in 1778. In that year he was elected a delegate to the Continental congress, serving till 1781. He was one of the ablest advocates of the national constitution in the convention for its ratification that met at Hillsboro in July, 1788. He was also lieutenant-colonel of the North Carolina militia. He possessed fine literary attainments, and wrote spirited letters in 1780 to Governor Burke, which were published in the North Carolina "University Magazine" in March, 1861.
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