By George C. Rogers
Describes the vital occasions occuring within the heritage of the Palmetto country from 1497-1970.
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June 5. Henry Laurens bought Mepkin plantation on the Western Branch of the Cooper River. Laurens, like many other merchants, invested his wartime profits in land. September 13. Governor Boone refused to administer the state oaths to Christopher Gadsden upon his election to the Assembly from St. Paul's parish, a hotbed of dissent. This raised a constitutional crisis. December 16. The Assembly resolved to do no further business with the governor until he should recognize the rights and privileges of members of the Commons House of Assembly.
The law was disallowed in England. 1717 Sir Robert Montgomery, who had conceived of the establishment of the Margravate of Azilia as a buffer to the southward of Carolina, published in London A Discourse Concerning the deign'd Establishment of a New Colony to the South of Carolina, in the Most delightful Country of the Universe. May 22. Edward Thatch (Teach), the notorious pirate Blackbeard, threatened to murder several prisoners and destroy Charleston to coerce officials into sending him a chest of medicine.
1681 A Congregational church was formed by the dissenters in Charles Town. 1682 St. Philip's congregation organized with its first church erected at the current site of St. Michael's in Charles Town. January 12. In England, the third version of the Fundamental Constitutions was drawn up. Not ratified. Page 12 May 10. The Lords Proprietors ordered three counties to be laid out: Craven to the north, Berkeley in the center, Colleton to the south. August 17. In England, the fourth version of the Fundamental Constitutions was drawn up.
A South Carolina chronology, 1497-1992 by George C. Rogers