South Carolina in the Age of Revolution
In this 1974 essay, L.L. Owens discusses the uncertain political situation in South Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution, and efforts by the Colonial government in Charleston to garner support on the frontier for the Patriot effort. Presented as a companion to the William Tennent Journal, this draft of an article was published in 1976.
In late July 1775 the South Carolina Council of Safety elected William Henry Drayton (1742-1779), Oliver Hart (1723-1795), and William Tennent (1740-1777) to tour the meeting houses and rural settlements, to persuade the indifferent or undecided, and hopefully, to convert those hostile to the idea of independence (read more . . .)