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Today In Charleston History: October 13

1758 –Deaths 

Charles Pinckney died of malaria in Charlestown. His wife, Eliza, was nearly overcome with her grief. She wrote to her sons:

How shall I write to you! What shall I say to you! You have met with the greatest loss … Your dear, dear father, the best and most valuable of parents, is no more! He met the king of terrors without the least terror … and without agony, and went like a Lamb into eternity, into a blessed Eternity! where I have not the least doubt he will reap immortal joy for Ever and Ever.

1807
1822 portrait of John C. Calhoun ... before he became so scary-looking.

1822 portrait of John C. Calhoun … before he became so scary-looking.

John C. Calhoun was elected to the South Carolina general assembly from his home town Abbeville, SC.

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