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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last chapter in the history of Reconstruction in South Carolina— administration of D. H. Chamberlain. (search)
lect as their Speaker the negro adventurer R. K. Elliott. This bold, bad man had arrived in South y filled. Prominent among the candidates was Elliott's favorite, W. H. Whipper, a clever but ignor a crime, and a proposition seriously made by Elliott to punish it. An attempt was made to arrest Tbill did not operate against its passage, but Elliott discovered that it could never be enforced, also a third vacancy in the Southern circuit. Elliott determined that the Radical vote should be gion of judges. When the election was going on Elliott, the Speaker, declared that he would measure r controversy took place between the speaker, Elliott, and Whipper. The same man who but a few wee a host of discontented Radicals. Patterson, Elliott, Leslie, Whittemore, Bowen, all the leaders okey. The latter did not hesitate to denounce Elliott and others and all who had voted for Whipper upport. He might set at defiance Whipper and Elliott, negroes whom he despised, but he could not b[2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reconstruction in South Carolina. (search)
to the convention. In the evening a business meeting was held and the next morning the nominees entered the convention—Chamberlain, the designated Governor, and Elliott, designated Attorney-General, walking in, arm locked in arm. Chamberlain had forgotten that he had denounced Elliott as opposing the civilization of the Puritan aElliott as opposing the civilization of the Puritan and the Huguenot, and Elliott that he had documents in his possession, the production of which would consign the Governor to the penitentiary. These were the men for the election of whom the aid of the man on horseback was to be obtained; and now, each party having selected its standard-bearer, the election cenvass was regularly ben again as furiously as ever, and now there was not even the shadow of a government to go through the mockery of repression. Several gentlemen of the county, Messrs. Elliott, Bellinger, Bissell and Campbell,, despatched from Green Pond the following despatch to the Governor: Strike in progress in Combahee; sheriff and trial-justic
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Captain Francis Huger Harleston. (search)
tion to every cadet who, like Captain Harleston, answers the call of the hour with the spirit of a true and patient heart. On the 21st of November, 1863, Captain Harleston's last term of duty expired at Fort Sumter, and his company was relieved by another. Having obtained a much-desired furlough, he intended, as soon as he was released, to go up to Columbia and visit his family, who were joyfully awaiting his arrival. He had written to his mother, I will be with you to-night. Colonel Elliott, who commanded the fort at the time, asked him to remain a few days longer, until the dark nights were past, confidingin the vigilance and ability of Harleston. He readily and cheerfully acceded to this complimentary request as he always did to the call of every duty. * * * * At 4 o'clock on the morning of November 24th 1863, a sentinel reported to him that the tide had washed aside some of the chevauxde-frise that protected the surface of the fort from assault, and he at once pro