Sarah Chamberlain was found guilty of “the Murder of her Bastard Child.” She was sentenced to death.
While in Charlestown Rev. George Whitefield conducted public services – open air preaching – that disregarded the Book of Common Prayer, an offense against the Church of England, of which he was a licensed minister. Rev. Alexander Garden called on him to explain his offense. Whitefield warned that God had been:
Contending with the people of South Carolina … for two years – with disease, the Stono Rebellion … God has a quarrel with you, for your abuse of and cruelty to the poor negroes.