The Articles of Confederation were signed by the South Carolina delegation to the Continental Congress. South Carolina was now one of thirteen unified colonies. The South Carolina signers were:
- Henry Laurens
- William Henry Drayton
- John Mathews
- Richard Hutson
- Thomas Heyward, Jr.
The South Carolina Society had their first meeting in their new building at 72 Meeting Street. The first floor was used to school female orphans and indigents, while the second floor was a ballroom for social purposes.
The Neoclassical building was designed by the gentleman architect, Gabriel Manigault, who was a member of the Society.