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Today In Charleston History: December 7

1785
Dr. David Ramsay

Dr. David Ramsay

Dr. David Ramsay published his two-volume History of the Revolution of South Carolina. In an attempt to gain maximum profits, he paid for the printing himself – 3200 copies printed by Issac Collins of Trenton, New Jersey. It was also the first book to receive a copyright in the United States. 

 

1808
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

James Madison defeated the Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney for the Presidency of the United States. Madison received 122 electoral votes to Pinckney’s forty-seven. Once again, Pinckney did not carry his home state of South Carolina.

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