War of Jenkin’s Ear ended. Celebration lasted in Charles Town throughout the day and into the night with “Demonstrations of Joy … sky-rockets … and other illuminations.” One of the heroes of the war, Commodore George Anson, had been stationed in Charles Town with the Royal Navy. Anson formed a squadron and raided Spanish possessions in the Pacific.
Noah Webster arrived in Charleston for a lecture. He was traveling across the country trying to gain support for his idea of simplifying English spelling and to explain his phonetic alphabet.