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Today In Charleston History: June 21

1692

The Grand Council issued an order for:

  • “The better observance of the Lord’s Day by prohibiting the haunting of punch houses during the time of divine service” and

  • “that the French ministers and officers of their church be advised that they begin their divine service at 9 o’clock in the morning and about 2 in the afternoon of which they are to take due notice and pay obedience thereunto.”

This second order was directed at the Huguenots – “the church of the tides.”

1775-American Revolution

Charles Pinckney led a group of citizens to call on Royal Governor William Campbell. They presented a list of grievances and explained why they formed the Provincial Congress. They claimed:

Conscious of the Justice of our cause, and the Integrity of our Views, we readily profess our loyal Attachment to our Sovereign, his Crown and Dignity: And trusting the Event to Providence, we prefer Death to Slavery.

1783-Births

Theodosia Burr was born in Albany, New York, daughter of Aaron Burr. She would marry Joseph Alston of Charleston and become first lady of South Carolina when Alston was elected governor. 

Theodosia Burr Alston by John Vanderlyn - New York Historical Society

Theodosia Burr Alston by John Vanderlyn – New York Historical Society

 

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