–Bennett, Charles E and Donald R. Lennon, authors, A Quest for Glory: Major General Robert Howe and the American Revolution, Print, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991; “Chapter I, A Carolina Aristocracy”, p 1, [C. Harnett and Howe were members of the NC aristocracy]; Chapter III Patron of Revolt and Anarchy, pp. 19 (Harnett among those in forefront of American Revolution) 20 (Quincy met with Howe, C. Harnett and others with reference to Continental Committees of Correspondence), & 27 (Harnett and John Ashe accused by Governor Martin of orchestrating attack on Fort Johnson by Howe); “Chapter V, Defending the Southern Department,” pp 38 (Harnett’s role in Halifax Resolves), & 42 (Sir Henry Clinton recommended pardon to all except Howe and Harnett). Note: This book has been digitized by www.Questia.com for an annual fee.
–Connor, R. D. W. CORNELIUS HARNETT: AN ESSAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY. Raleigh, N. C. : Edwards and Broughton Printing Company, 1909. 1-209. Print (& Web, digitized after copyright expired by Google at http://books.google.com/. From this digitized web site you can read the book on line. Enter the URL listed above, click on the “Go” arrow and then enter the name of the book [in this case just enter a short title "Cornelius Harnett"] in the box that appears under the heading “Researching a Topic”. Then click on the word “Search Books” that appears to the right of the name of the book [or short title] that you typed in and a page will come up. On that page scroll down until the exact name of the book appears. Then click on the name and a screen will appear with the name “CORNELIUS HARNETT, Robert Diggs Wimberly Connor” . Scroll down past initial pages until text appears and start reading.
–Connor, R, D, W., REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS OF NORTH CAROLINA. Ed. W. C. JACKSON. RALEIGH, N. C.: North Carolina State Normal & , Industrial College Historical Publications, 1916. Chapter III, “Cornelius Harnett”, pp 49-79. Reprint by The Reprint Company, Spartanburg, S. C.; Print.
–Connor, R. D. W., MAKERS OF NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY. RALEIGH, N. C.; The Thompson Publishing Company, 1923. ”CORNELIUS HARNETT”, CHAPTER VII. pp 77-90. Print.
– Crow, Jeffrey, ed. The Southern Experience in the American Revolution. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1978. Print. Chapter 1, pp 3-24, by Pauline Maier entitled “Early Revolutionary Leaders in the South and theProblem with Southern Distinctiveness”.
–Howell, Andrew J. Jr., ed., Cornelius Harnett, A Revolutionary Patriot, Wm. L DeRossett, Publisher, Wilmington, NC; Print, 1896; contains “Cornelius Harnett”, a speech by Hon. George Davis delivered before the Literary Societies of the University of North Carolina, June 1855, pp 25-29. Page 29 contains a reproduction of the contents of Harnett’s Will, executed by him on April 28, 1781, the day he died.
–Hunt, Agnes. The Provincial Committees of Safety of the American Revolution. New York, NY: Haskel House Publishers Ltd., 1968. Print.
–Lefler, Hugh T., and Albert R. Newsome, eds. The History of a Southern State. Revised Edition. Chapel Hill, NC; The University of North Carolina Press, 1954, 1958. Print
–Lefler, Hugh Talmage, North Carolina History Told by Contemporaries, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The University of North Carolina Press, Print, 524 pages; four articles selected: ”Armed Resistance to the Stamp Act” from Governor Tryon’s letters in Colonial Records of NC, VII, p.172-; “The Halifax Resolves” April 12, 1776, pp 103-104, [from Colonial Records of NC, X, p. 512]; “The Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge”, p 116, [from Colonial Records of NC, XI, 283]; “Report of The Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge”, p 116-117, [extract of letter from General James Moore to Cornelius Harnett, President of the Provincial Council]; “Report of the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge”, pp 116-17, [from a diary reported in Colonial Records of NC, XI, pp 289-90.]
–Lennon, Donald R., and Ida B. Kellam, eds. The Wilmington Town Book – 1743-1778. Raleigh, NC: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1973. Print.
–McEachern, Leora H., and Isabel M. Williams. Wilmington-New Hanover Safety Committee Minutes. Wilmington, NC: American Revolution Bi-Centenial Commission, 1974. Print.
–McKoy, Elizabeth F. Early Wilmington Block by Block. Wilmington, NC: Author, 1967. Print.
–Morgan, David T. “Cornelius Harnett: Revolutionary Leader and Delegate to the Continental Congress.” The North Carolina Historical Review LXIX.3 (1972): 229-241. Print. For digital version, select: Morgan-NCHR-July72
–Morgan, David T., and Schmidt, William J., North Carolinians in the Continental Congress, John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1976, 150 pages, Print.
–Powell, William S., ed. Dictionary of North Carolina biogaphy; Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill; c. 1979-c. 1996, vols. 1-6, A-Z; NetLibrary, Inc., Web.
–Quincy, Josiah, Report, ”General Reflection and Remarks on North and South Carolina”, pp 108-117. [Copy provided by sponsor Sam Hummel -- need citation].
–”Transition from Colony to Statehood.” NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY TOLD BY CONTEMPORARIES. Ed. Hugh T. Leffler. Chapel Hill, N. C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1954. 86-87, 102-105, 116-117. Print