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tection was granted only in return for the unconditional promise of loyalty. For six weeks all opposition ceased in South Carolina. One expedition was sent by Clinton up the Savannah to encourage the loyal and reduce the disaffected in the neighborhood of Augusta; another proceeded for the like purpose to the district of Ninety-Six, where Williamson surrendered his post and accepted British protection; Pickens was reduced to inactivity; alone of the leaders of the patriot militia, Colonel James Williams escaped pursuit and preserved his freedom of action. Fanning's Narrative, 11 and 12. A third and larger party under Cornwallis moved across the Santee towards Camden. The rear of the old Virginia line, commanded by Colonel Buford, arriving too late to re-enforce the garrison of Charleston, had retreated towards the north-east of the state. They were pur- 29. sued, and on the twenty-ninth of May were overtaken by Tarleton with seven hundred cavalry and mounted infantry. Buford
o death, as subjects of mercy. A quartermaster of Tarleton's legion entered the house of Samuel Wyly near Camden, and, because he had served as a volunteer in the defence of Charleston, cut him in pieces. The presbyterians supported the cause of independence; and indeed the American revolution was but the application of the principles of the reformation to civil government. One Huck, a captain of British militia, fired the library and dwelling-house Chap. XV.} 1780. of the clergyman at Williams's plantation in the upper part of South Carolina, and burned every bible into which the Scottish translation of the psalms was bound. Under the immediate eye of Cornwallis, the prisoners who had capitulated in Charleston were the subjects of perpetual persecution, unless they would exchange their paroles for oaths of allegiance; and some of those who had been accustomed to live in affluence from the produce of lands cultivated by slaves had not fortitude enough to dare to be poor. Mechani
From the moment of the fall of Charleston, Colonel James Williams, of the district of Ninety-Six, did not resugust they were attacked by inferior numbers under Williams of Ninety-Six, and routed with sixty killed and more than that number wounded. Williams lost but eleven. Fanning's Narrative, 12. At dawn of the twentie-pounder to his assistance. At that time Colonel James Williams was about seventy miles from Salisbury, in , on the evening of the sixth, they were joined by Williams with four hundred men. From Williams they learned Williams they learned nearly where Ferguson's party was encamped; and a council of the principal officers decided to go that very ni headed by Cleaveland himself, and the regiment of Williams, composed the left wing. The post of extreme dangnding themselves held in check by the brave men of Williams and Cleaveland, Captain Depeyster, the commanding sixty wounded. But among those who fell was Colonel James Williams of Ninety-Six, a man of an exalted characte