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Today In Charleston History: July 29

1774-DUELLING

Dr. David Ramsay

Dr. David Ramsay

Dr. David Ramsay, in a letter to Benjamin Rush wrote:

Dueling has been practiced so much here [Charlestown] that illiberal language is seldom used. Indeed I never heard one Gentleman vilify the character of another in such plain terms.

1835-SLAVERY
Postmaster Alfred Huger discovered antislavery pamphlets in the mail bags that had been delivered overnight. Huger considered the material a call for black revolution. He locked up the pamphlets until President Andrew Jackson could send instructions on their delivery.

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