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Today In Charleston History: November 2

1669 – Carolina Expedition

The ships of the Carolina expedition made port in Barbados a day before a hurricane hit the island. The sloop Albemarle was destroyed and the other two ships were so severely damaged that repairs took more than a month. Food was so short that Sir John Colleton took “more than 20 servants” to his plantation. 

1786 – Duel

Dr. Joseph Brown Ladd died as a result of wounds sustained in a duel with Ralph Issacs on Philadelphia Alley.

1828 – Deaths.

Thomas Pinckney died.

t. pinckneyPinckney was the son of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and younger brother of Charles Cotesworth, who signed the Constitution of the United States. Thomas served during the American Revolution as captain of the 1st South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army. In 1781 he fought in Virginia with Lafayette. He served as the 36th governor of South Carolina from 1787-89. In 1792, Pinckney replaced John Adams as Minister to Great Britain for four years.  He also served as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain and arranged the Treaty of San Lorenzo, also known as Pinckney’s Treaty, with Spain in 1795. 

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