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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861. an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county, delivered at Winnsboro, S. C., September 1,1888. (search)
every American, and giving an account of the declaration for independence by the people of Mecklenburg county, the first public declaration, it is claimed, by the constituted authorities of a State, May 27th, 1776—asks who were the people of Mecklenburg, and whence did they come? What were their habits and the manners by which they were characterized? What were their religious principles? The to take the part they did in the Revolution. It is true that some of them, notably those in Mecklenburg led by the Alexanders, Brevards, McKnitts and others, who joined in the famous declaration ofin their tents and the officers in the house. Colonel Bratton, who was then with Sumter at Mecklenburg, having heard of this movement, concluded that it was aimed at him and his associates in the attack at Mobley's. He gathered his neighbors, who were with him at Mecklenburg, and they hastened with all dispatch to prevent the impending mischief. He arrived in the neighborhood after dark with
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
tamp and Revenue Acts. All were blows at the inalienable rights of freemen, and all were alike opposed. Christopher Gadsden, of South Carolina, in a speech delivered in Charleston in 1766, advocated the independence of the Colonies, and he was the first American to proclaim that thought. The first American Congress met in Philadelphia on the 7th of October, 1774. Peyton Randolph, of Virginia, was elected President of that body. On the 20th of May, 1775, the Scotch-Irish of Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, absolved all allegiance with the Crown of Great Britian, and set up a government of its own. On the 12th of April, 1776, the Provincial Congress of North Carolina took the lead of all the States in passing resolutions of independence. On the 7th of June of that year, Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, moved: These united Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. It was upon this motion in the Continental Congress that the separation from Great Britain
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
artin, Capt., 11. Martin, Col., 300, 310. Martin, Gen. J. G., 268 Martin, Lt. 398. Mason, Major, 352. Mason, Hon. James M., 273 Maryland, Society of; C S. Army and Navy of, 423; in the Mexican War, 436. Massena, Marshal, 341. Maury, Com. M. F., 273, 286, 428, 439 May, Col., Chas., 425 Mazyck, Capt., 186 Meacham, Capt., 22. Meade, Gen , 30. Means, Sergeant-Maj. B. W., 17. Means, Capt. E. J., 15. Means, Col. and Gov. J. H., 22, 23. Means, Col., Ro. Stark, 22, 24 Mecklenburg Dec. of Independence, 4, 429. Mellichamp, Rev. Mr., 130, 139. Memminger, C. G., 273, 275 Memminger, Lt. C. G., 92. Menott, Gen. J. C., 376. Mercer, Gen. H. W., 137. Merrimac and Monitor, Speech of Duke of Somerset on, 218, 288. Merritt, Gen. W., 108. Mexican War, troops in from North and South, 350, 366, 435. Miles, Col., 36. Miles, Hon., W. Porcher, 273, 275. Milford, Va., 19. Military Order of America, 347. Miller, Col. J. L., 19, 20, 2 Miller, Capt., Thos. M