Peter Timothy announced he was suspending publication of the South Carolina Gazette because he was unable to procure a printing assistant, his paper stock was depleted and he had been too busy to collect bills due to him.
1781 – British Occupation
The South Carolina Gazette resumed publication as the Royal Gazette. The Tory publisher John Wells made sure the paper reflected the British perspective.
Construction of South Carolina Institute Hall began – for the purpose of hosting agricultural and industrial fairs.