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The Writings of Christopher Gadsden 1746-1805

The Writings of Christopher Gadsden 1746-1805

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xxviii, 342 pages illustrations, facsimiles, portraits. 24 cm.

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Gadsden, Christopher. THE WRITINGS OF CHRISTOPHER GADSDEN 1746-1805. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1966. xxviii, 342 pages illustrations, facsimiles, portraits. 24 cm. Edited by Richard Walsh. First edition. Original orange cloth, few small stains on fore-edge of text block. A very good copy in very good and scarce dust jacket.

"Letters and writings of Christopher Gadsden, an American Revolutionary leader. Born in Charleston, S.C., educated in England, later returned to Charleston (1746) and became a wealthy merchant. At the Stamp Act Congress (1765) he was one of the first to urge colonial union against England's policy of taxation. Gadsden served (1774-76) in the Continental Congress and favored independence. In the struggle over the South Carolina constitution in 1778 he was a radical, favoring separation of church and state and popular election of senators. He was captured when the British took Charleston (1780), and imprisonment by the British broke his health. He later helped to secure ratification of the Constitution and still later opposed the Jeffersonians." - Columbia Encyclopedia. 

 

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