Ramsay's History of South Carolina: From Its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808, Volume 1

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Published and sold by W.J. Duffie, 1858 - Caroline du Sud (Etat) - 581 pages

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Contents

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II
14
III
31
IV
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V
70
VI
84
VII
113
VIII
118
XVII
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XVIII
237
XIX
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XX
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XXI
3
XXII
28
XXIII
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XXIV
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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Page 77 - State to all mankind ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.
Page 208 - ... of portentous, deathlike silence which reigned throughout the house : the preacher removing his white handkerchief from his aged face, (even yet wet from the recent torrent of his tears,) and slowly stretching forth the palsied hand which holds it, begins the sentence : "Socrates died like a philosopher...
Page 208 - Socrates died like a philosopher, but Jesus Christ, like a God...
Page 207 - Devotion alone should have stopped me, to join in the duties of the congregation ; but I must confess, that curiosity to hear the preacher of such a wilderness was not the least of my motives.
Page 69 - It shall be a base and vile thing to plead for money or reward; nor shall any one (except he be a near kinsman, not farther off than cousin-german to the party concerned) be permitted to plead another man's cause, till, before the judge in open court, he hath taken an oath, that he doth not plead for money or reward...
Page 272 - His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz. New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign and independent States...
Page 162 - Majesty be pleased to direct some mode by which the united applications of your faithful colonists to the throne, in pursuance of their common councils, may be improved into a happy and permanent reconciliation; and that, in the mean time...
Page 129 - America, with full power and authority to concert, agree to, and effectually prosecute such legal measures, as in the opinion of the said deputies, and of the deputies so to be assembled, shall be most likely to obtain a repeal of the said acts, and a redress of those grievances...
Page 208 - It was some time before the tumult had subsided so far as to permit him to proceed. Indeed, judging by the usual but fallacious standard of my own weakness, I began to be very uneasy for the situation of the preacher. For I could not conceive how he would be able to let his audience down from the height to which he had wound them, without impairing the solemnity and dignity of his subject, or perhaps shocking them by the abruptness of the fall.
Page 151 - British rulers to injure them. Indeed, the ruinous and deadly injuries received on our side, and the jealousies entertained, and which, in the nature of things, must daily increase against us, on the other demonstrate to a mind in the least given to reflection upon the rise and fall of empires, that true reconcilement never can exist between Great Britain and America, the latter being in subjection to the former.

About the author (1858)

David Ramsay attended Trinity, Cambridge, where he became fascinated with twentieth-century history, particularly the two world wars and Winston Churchill. He lives in Indian Wells, California.

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