Thomas Pinckney became the thirty-sixth governor of South Carolina
The Legislature chose five men to attend the Constitutional Convention:
- John Rutledge
- Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (older brother of the governor)
- Henry Laurens, who declined to serve, citing health concerns
- Charles Pinckney (Cotesworth Pinckney’s 2nd cousin)
- Pierce Butler.
Angelina Grimke was born in Charleston. Along with her older sister, Sarah, she became on the most famous abolitionists in America.
1865 – Federal occupation
Rev. Howe refused Col. Bennett’s order to pray for the president of the United States at St. Paul’s Church.
The offices of the Courier were turned over to George Wittemore and George Johnson, Northern correspondents who arrived with the army. They were “authorized to issue a loyal union newspaper.”
Miles Brewton House, at 27 King Street, became Federal army headquarters.