Today In Charleston History: May 25

1780-British Occupation
Sir Henry Clinton

Sir Henry Clinton

 Sir Henry Clinton noted that 200 citizens of Charlestown had congratulated them on their victory and that more than “1500 have already been here with their arms, desiring to join us.” He was encouraged that all men of property “have most heartily joined us with their arms.” Most organized resistance in South Carolina had been eliminated.

 1787- Constitutional Convention

The Convention opened in Philadelphia. George Washington was chosen as president of the convention. Charles Pinckney was appointed to the Committee of the Rule with Alexander Hamilton to set up the rules of the convention.