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Today In Charleston History: November 15

1670

Sir John Yeamans wrote to Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper from Barbados: “Sending 12 cedar planks as the first fruits of that glorious province (Carolina).”

Yeamans was well-known to the Carolina Lords Proprietors due to his success as a business man and landowner in Barbados. Yeamans looked down upon his new fellow English colonists as unexperienced. He was determined to use the Carolina venture as a means of elevating his statue and wealth in the New World.

yeamans, sir john

Sir John Yeamans

 

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