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The Tuscarora WarIndians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies$
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David La Vere

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610900

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610917_LaVere

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William Brice

William Brice

The Fighter

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(p.69) Chapter Three William Brice
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The Tuscarora War
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David La Vere

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610900.003.0005

This chapter discusses the watershed in the lives of Christopher de Graffenried and William Brice, two neighbors on the Neuse River. Brice had been living on Brice's Creek, a tributary of the Trent River just south of the mouth of the Neuse, when De Graffenried and his colonists moved in. Almost immediately the two men clashed. That was to be expected. The aristocratic Switzer was haughty and the bluff Englishman crass. However, if De Graffenried was at the low point of his life, then Brice was about to enter the high point of his—or so it seemed.

Keywords:   watershed, Christopher de Graffenried, William Brice, Neuse River, Trent River

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