Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The History of South Carolina, From Its First European Discovery to Its Erection into a Republic >> Chapter XVII >> Page 185

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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.185
a crowning sacrifice of vengeance. Ten of the captives
were hung by the victors. These were men who had
been guilty of the most monstrous crimes, for which
their lives had long been forfeit. They were also re-
quired to expiate for the murders which Cornwallis had
committed at Camden, Ninety-Six and Augusta. The
deed was justified by that code which requires eye for
eye, tooth for tooth, life for life.