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be accepted by the recruiting-officer. The pay, provisions, etc., being so ample, it is not doubted but that the officers sent upon this service will, without delay, complete their respective corps, and march the men forthwith to camp. You are not to enlist any person who is not an American born, unless such person has a wife and family, and is a settled resident in this country. The persons you enlist must be provided with good and complete arms. In the Continental Congress, Mr. Edward Rutledge, of S. C., moved Sept. 26, 1775. that all negroes be dismissed from the patriot armies, and was supported therein by several Southern delegates; but the opposition was so formidable and so determined that the motion did not prevail. So says Bancroft. Negroes, instead of being expelled from the service, continued to be received, often as substitutes for ex-masters or their sons; and, in Virginia especially, it gradually became a custom among the superior race to respond to an imp
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Introduction. (search)
ted than the North, from European monopoly? The South did not always take so narrow a view of the subject. When the Constitution was framed, and the American Merchant Marine was inconsiderable, the discrimination in favor of United States vessels, which then extended to the foreign trade, was an object of some apprehension on the part of the planting States. But there were statesmen in the South at that day, who did not regard the shipping interest as a local concern. So far, said Mr. Edward Rutledge, in the South Carolina Convention of 1788, from not preferring the Northern States by a navigation act, it would be politic to increase their strength by every means in our power; for we had no other resource in our day of danger than in the naval force of our Northern friends, nor could we ever expect to become a great nation till we were powerful on the waters. Elliott's Debates, vol. IV., p. 299. But powerful on the waters the South can never be. She has live oak, naval stores,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Board of War and ordnance, (search)
Board of War and ordnance, A committee appointed by Congress, June 12, 1776, consisting of John Adams, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Harrison, James Wilson, and Edward Rutledge, with Richard Peters as secretary. This board continued. with changes, until October, 1781, when Benjamin Lincoln was appointed Secretary of War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
dmiral Sir Peter Parker, sailed from England with troops, under Earl Cornwallis, to operate against the coasts of the Southern provinces. This armament joined that of Sir Henry Clinton at Cape Fear. After some marauding operations in that region, the united forces proceeded to Charleston Harbor, to make a combined attack by land and water upon Fort Sullivan, on Sullivan's Island, and then to seize the city and province. The Southern. patriots had cheerfully responded to the call of Governor Rutledge to come to the defence of Charleston, and about 6,000 armed men were in the vicinity when the enemy appeared. The city and eligible points near had been fortified. Fort Sullivan was composed of palmetto logs and earth, armed with twenty-six cannon, and garrisoned by about 500 men, chiefly militia, under Col. William Moultrie. It commanded the channel leading to the town. Gen. Charles Lee, who had been ordered by Washington to watch the movements of Clinton, had made his way south
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence. (search)
Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island, Etc. Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut. Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New York. William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. Georgia. Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Pennsylvania. Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamiin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, William Paca, George Ross. Delaware. Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Maryland. Samuel Chase, James Wilson, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Virginia. George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. South Carolina. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
es; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that their political connection with Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved June 7, 1776 Committee appointed by Congress to prepare a form of confederationJune 11, 1776 Committee appointed by Congress to draw up a Declaration of Independence June 11, 1776 Board of war and ordnance appointed by Congress, consisting of five members, viz.: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Harrison, James Wilson, and Edward Rutledge; Richard Peters elected secretary June 12, 1776 American forces under General Sullivan retire from Canada to Crown Point, N. Y. June 18, 1776 Unsuccessful attack on Fort Moultrie by British fleet under Sir Peter Parker June 28, 1776 Declaration of Independence adopted by Congress July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence read to the army in New York by order of General Washington July 9, 1776 British General Lord Howe lands 10,000 men and forty guns near Gravesend, L. I. Aug. 22, 17
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rutledge, Edward 1749- (search)
Rutledge, Edward 1749- A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Charleston, S. C., Nov. 23, 1749; son of Chief-Justice John Rutledge; completed his law studies in England, and began practice in Charleston in 1773. He was a member of the first Continental Congress, and continted there until 1777. He was distinguished as a debater; was a member of the first board of war, and was on the committee to confer with Lord Howe, in 1776. In 1780 he was made a prisoner at Charleston, an77. He was distinguished as a debater; was a member of the first board of war, and was on the committee to confer with Lord Howe, in 1776. In 1780 he was made a prisoner at Charleston, and sent to St. Augustine, and did not return until 1782. In the South Carolina legislature he drew up (1791) the law abolishing primogeniture, and was an ardent advocate of the national Edward Rutledge. Constitution. He was governor of South Carolina from 1798 until his death, in Charleston, Jan. 23, 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of South Carolina, (search)
1 Arthur Middleton1725 Robert Johnson1730 Thomas Broughton1735 William Bull1737 James Glen1743 William H. Littleton1756 William Bull1760 Thomas Boone1762 William Bull1763 Charles Montague1766 William Bull1769 William Campbell1775 Governors under the Constitution. John Rutledge1775 Rawlin Lowndes1778 John Rutledge1779 John Matthews1782 Benjamin Guerard1783 William Moultrie1785 Thomas Pinckney1787 Arnoldus Vanderhorst1792 William Moultrie1794 Charles Pinckney1796 Edward Rutledge1798 John Draytonacting1800 James B. Richardson1802 Paul Hamilton1804 Charles Pinckney1806 John Drayton1808 Henry Middleton1810 Joseph Alston1812 David R. Williams1814 Andrew J. Pickens1816 John Geddes1818 Thomas Bennet1820 John L. Wilson1822 Richard J. Manning1824 John Taylor1826 Stephen D. Miller1828 James Hamilton1830 Robert Y. Hayne1832 George McDuflie1834 Pierce M. Butler1836 Patrick Noble1838 B. K. Henneganacting1840 J. P. Richardson1840 James H. Hammond1842
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State government. (search)
tate government. On May 10, 1776, the Congress resolved that it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the United Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs hath been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular and America in general. This resolution was offered by John Adams, and he, Edward Rutledge, and Richard H. Lee were appointed a committee to draft a preamble to it. It was reported and adopted on the 15th. In that preamble it was asserted that all oaths for the support of government under the crown of Great Britain were irreconcilable with reason and good conscience; and that the exercise of every kind of authority under that crown ought to be totally suppressed, and all the powers of government exerted, under authority from the people of the colonies, for the maintenance of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, Fort (search)
liot, young and beautiful, with the women of Charleston, stepped forth and presented to Moultrie's regiment a pair of silken colors, one of blue, the other of crimson, both richly embroidered by their own hands. In a low, sweet voice, Mrs. Elliot said: Your gallant behavior in defence of liberty and your country entitle you to the highest honors. Accept these two standards as a reward justly due to your regiment; and I make not the least doubt, under Heaven's protection, you will stand by them as long as they can wave in the air of liberty. On receiving them Moultrie said: The colors shall be honorably supported, and shall never be tarnished. On the morning of July 4 Governor Rutledge visited the garrison, and in the name of South Carolina thanked them; and to Sergeant Jasper he offered a lieutenant's commission and a sword. The sergeant refused the former, but accepted the latter. The fort on Sullivan's Island which Moultrie had so gallantly defended was renamed Fort Moultrie.
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