Before the Fundamental Constitutions was penned, this 1665 document permitted freedom of religion in the colony. According to historian William S. Powell, the Lords Proprietors issued the document to attract new settlers to Carolina.
Concessions and Agreement provided order for the disruptive Albemarle region.Concessions and Agreements executed the provisions in the Charter of 1663. Among many things, Concessions and Agreement provided the following: the creation of courts and a unicameral legislature and the collection of taxes. In two short years, people grew disenchanted with the document and slow economic and population growth in Carolina and called for a solution. That solution was The Fundamental Constitution of Carolina (1669).
William S. Price, Jr., The Bill of Rights and North Carolina: “There Ought to Be a Bill of Rights”: North Carolina Enters a New Nation (Raleigh, 1991) and William S. Powell, North Carolina Through Four Centuries (Chapel Hill, 1989).