Updates on the events, exhibits, archives and staff of the South Carolina Historical Society.

September, 1739: John Rutledge is born to 15-year-old Sarah Hext Rutledge

Most of us know John Rutledge as a founding father of South Carolina. He served in the First and Second …

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August, 1775: Thomas Jeremiah is Sent to the Gallows

On the eve of the American Revolution, a free black, Thomas Jeremiah, was brought to the gallows at the green …

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July, 1669: First Draft of the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina is Completed

The South Carolina Encyclopedia describes the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina as “part constitution and part promotional tract.” Although the first …

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June, 1737: A Revolutionary Heroine is Born

Rebecca Brewton was born at her father’s plantation on the Santee River on June 15, 1737. Her father, Robert, was …

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