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Today In Charleston History: December 6

1765 – American Revolution – Foundations, The Stamp Act

The Sons of Liberty was organized in Charlestown, directed by Christopher Gadsden. Many of “the richer folks were terrified at the spirit which themselves had conjurered up.” To restore order, the “Liberty Boys … suppressed them [the stamp mob] instantly and committed the leaders to Gaol.”

1804

John Gaillard was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served until his death in 1826.He was elected to the United States Senate in place of Pierce Butler, who resigned.  He served as President pro tempore of the Senate in the part of the 11th Congress and at least part of every Congress from the 13th to the 18th. He was also the “Acting Vice President”, or next in line to the presidency, from November 25, 1814, two days after the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry, to March 4, 1817.

John Gaillard

John Gaillard

1818

Sixty-one year old Charles Pinckney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

1949

A new headstone for Charles Pinckney was dedicated at St. Philip’s Church. Donated by novelist Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, the ceremony was attended by Emma Pinckney (great-great-granddaughter) and Charles Pinckney Roberts (great-great-great grandson.)

pinckney headstone

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