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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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White, John Blake -1859 Artist; born near Eutaw Springs, S. C., Sept. 2, 1781; studied art abroad in 1800-4; returned to the United States and began work in Boston, but not attaining anticipated success went to Charleston, S. C., where he was admitted to the bar. He achieved success in the law and was many times a member of the South Carolina legislature. His paintings include Battle of Eutaw Springs; Battle of Fort Moultrie; Battle of New Orleans; Marion inviting the British officer to dinner; and Mrs. Motte presenting the arrows. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1847. His publications include Triumph of liberty, or Louisiana preserved, and several dramas. He died in Charleston, S. C., Aug. 24, 1859.