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HISTORY

OF

SOUTH CAROLINA,

FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1670
TO THE YEAR 180 8.

By DAVID RAMSAY, M. D.

•The Muse of History has been so much in love with Mars, that she han seldom conversed
with Minerva."—Henry.

COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.

PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY

W. J. D U P FI E,

NEWBERRY, 3. C.

PRINTED Br WALKEH, EVANS « CO. CHARLESTON

1858

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TO

THE YOUTH OF CAKOLXNA,

WHOSE ancestors,
COLLECTED FROM VARIOUS NATIONS OF THE OLD WORLD,

HAVE COALElcED INTO ONE IN THE NEW,

AND WHO, AFTER TWO REVOLUTIONS, IN LESS THAN ONE CENTURY,

HAVING ACQUIRED LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE,

HADE A PRUDENT USE OF THESE INESTIMABLE BLESSINOS,
BY ISIABU3QINO, ON TBI BASIS OP SEASON AND TBI ElflUTS OP HAN,

A SOLID, EFFICIENT, AND WELL BALANCED GOVERNMENT,

WHOSE OBJECT IS PUBLIC GOOD,

WHOSE END IS PUBLIC HAPPINESS,

BY WHICH INDUSTRY HAS BEEN ENCOURAGED, AGRICULTURE EXTENDED,

LITERATURE CHERISHED, RELIGION PROTECTED, AND

JUSTICE CHEAPLY AND CONVENIENTLY ADMINISTERED

TO A RAPIDLY INCREASING POPULATION.

IN HOPES THAT THE DESCENDANTS OF DE SIRES WILL LEARN,

FROM THEIR EXAMPLE

TO LOVE THEIR COUNTRY AND CHERISH ITS INTERESTS,

THE FOLLOWING HISTORY IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

CIVIL HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Chap. Paoe

I. Population 1

II. Proprietary Government from its Commencement in 1670, till its Aboli-
tion in 1719 '. 14

III. The Revolution in 1719 from Proprietary to Royal Government 31

IV. Royal Government from 1720 to 1776 53

MILITARY HISTORY, FROM 1670 TO 1776.

V. Sec. 1. Contests with Spaniards 70

".2. Contests with Indians 84

"3. Military Operations against Pirates 113

VI. The settlement of the Back Country 118

THE CIVIL AND MILITARY HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

FROM A BRITISH PROVINCE TO AH INDEPENDENT STATE.

VU. Sec. 1. Of Introductory Events and Taking of Arms 124

"2. Of the Extinction of Royal Authority and of the Royalists 141

"3. Of the Formation of a Regular Constitution 148

"4. Of the Attack of the Fort on Sullivan's Island by Sir Peter
Parker and Sir Henry Clinton, and the Invasion of the

Cherokecs by Colonel Williamson 152

5. Of Independence and the Alliance with France 162

6 Campaign of 1779 167

7. Campaign of 1780—Fall of Charlestown 181

8. Campaign of 1781 223

9. Marion's Brigade 228

10. Campaign of 1781 continued 237

11. Campaign of 1782 249

12. Revolutionary Miscellaneous History 252

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