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Today In Charleston History: December 18

1775 – American Revolution. Slavery.  

The South Carolina General Gazette reported that:

the Company of Foot Rangers…made a descent on that Island [Sullivan’s] burnt the House in which the Banditti were often lodged brought off four Negroes killed three or four & also took White prisoners four Men three Women & three Children destroyed many things which had been useful to those wretches.

1797 – Slavery.

Two slaves – Jean Louis and Figaro – and a free black were hanged, accused of planning “to set fire to the city as they had formerly done in St. Domingo.” They were “led to the place of execution at the bottom of Tradd Street facing the Lower Market between the Hours of Twelve and One o’Clock and hanged by the Neck.”

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