Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription 328APPENDIX.
launch of the Hebrus, with a crew of twenty-five men, went out and captured a tender belonging to the Severn, in which were forty men. The coast of Carolina was distinguished by several other events. marked by like gallantry and success.
December 24th, 1814. Treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain signed at Ghent.
1816-18. Andrew Pickens governor. St Paul's church in Charleston consecrated. Moultrieville, on Sullivan's island, incorporated. The legislature seriously begins to address itself to the business of internal improvement, and commences with liberal appropriations of money. The summer of 1817, in Charleston, distinguished by the fatal prevalence of yellow fever.
1818-20. John Geddes governor. Cheraw becomes a commercial town of some consequence.
1820-22. Thomas Bennet, governor. The year 1822 was distinguished in Charleston, by a bold but unsuccessful attempt at insurrection, by a small portion of the slave population. The conspiracy was planned by one Denmmark Vesey, a mulatto from Saint Domingo, who had been a spectator of the insurrection in that island, and brought with him a taste for its horrors to Carolina. His plans were marked by considerable intelligence and judgment. By the fidelity of native slaves, the plot was discovered and the design defeated. Vesey, the ring-leader, with thirty-four of the more prominent conspirators, was hung; a like number were transported from the state, and about twice the number, who had been arrested, were acquitted. The whole number arrested was one hundred and thirty-one. Four white men, foreigners, were indicted as privy to, and participants in, the conspiracy. They were indicted for misdemeanor in inciting slaves to insurrection, found guilty, and sentenced to fine and imprisonment.
1822-4. John L. Wilson governor. The low country visited by a destructive hurricane. Many lives and much property destroyed. St. Stephen's chapel established as a free church in Charleston. 1823. Medical College of South Carolina incorporated.
1824-6. Richard I. Manning governor. The courts of law new modeled in 1824. General LaFayette revisits South Carolina after