1660 – Restoration
Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II to the English throne, ending 20 years of turmoil that started with the English Civil Wars. The era of “Eat, Drink & Be Merry” began.
Governor Craven returned to London. The Assembly asked Craven to plead their case of grievances against the Proprietors before the King, asking to become a Royal colony. Rev. Gideon Johnston accompanied Craven in a sloop out to the harbor to bid him farewell. During the return trip the sloop was swept over by a storm. Johnston drowned, and several days later his body washed up on the same bank of sand on which he had been marooned on the day he arrived in 1708.
Joel Roberts Poinsett was offered the position of special commissioner to South America. Secretary of State Robert Rush stated, “No one has better qualifications for this trust than yourself.”
Poinsett declined the honor explaining to President James Monroe that he had recently accepted a seat in the legislature of South Carolina and could not resign it “without some more important motive than this commission presents.”
1850 – Burial of Calhoun
John C Calhoun was buried in the western cemetery of St. Phillip’s Church in an elaborate funeral ceremony.
Very small world at times. My grandfather is buried in the same cemetery.