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By George C. Rogers

ISBN-10: 0872499715

ISBN-13: 9780872499713

Describes the imperative occasions occuring within the heritage of the Palmetto kingdom from 1497-1970.

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A brick house later built upon the first foundation still stands. Page 13 August 17. The Spaniards destroyed Stuart's Town. 1687 The Huguenot Church in Charles Town was organized. 1688 December. In England, "The Glorious Revolution" caused James II to flee to France. 1689 Albemarle County ceased to exist. The government of Carolina "north and east of Cape Fear" was established. April 11. William of Orange became King William III of England. May 7. King William's War began; it was the first of a succession of wars between England and France for domination in North America.

May 3. War against Spain was proclaimed in Charles Town with the usual ceremonies. May 10. The basic law for regulating the life and activities of Negro slaves was passed. This slave code endured with little change until the Civil War. June 12. The forces of General James Oglethorpe and the British navy besieged St. Augustine. July 5. General Oglethorpe ordered the retreat. July 15. An ecclesiastical court held in St. Philip's Church accused George Whitefield of conducting public services that did not follow the authorized forms of the Church of England Book of Common Prayer (Whitefield preached in Charleston several times in 1740 and 1741).

May 22. Edward Thatch (Teach), the notorious pirate Blackbeard, threatened to murder several prisoners and destroy Charleston to coerce officials into sending him a chest of medicine. November. A treaty signed in Charles Town with the Creeks formally ended the Yemassee War. December 11. The parish of St. George's Dorchester was carved out of St. Andrew's. 1718 Congaree Fort, the first frontier post in central South Carolina, was established. September 27. Colonel William Rhett defeated the pirates, of whom Stede Bonnet was the captain, in a naval battle in the Cape Fear River.

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