|From Charles-Town, South Carolina, U.S.A.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Charleston, S. Carolina, USA
|re terrritorial politics
|The Belfast News Letter, 10 January 1769.
|The Central Library, Belfast.
|Document added by LT/JW, 11:12:1994.
|Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town, South Carolina,
"Our new Assembly has met: twenty-five Members
have taken their seats, and the Governor yesterday
gave them a speech, to which an answer is preparing.
The measures taken with Boston do not tend to excite
a good spirit in the other Colonies: from my soul I
wish that unbiased good men would take the trouble
truly to represent the circumstances and temper of
the Colonists: they have been most grossly abused by
misrepresentations. Proper attention and indulgences
will all tend to enrich the parent state, and there is
still room for an early conciliation. A bill of rights
for America, such as the British constitution will
admit of, would have the most salutary effects. We
are represented as rebellious and disaffected, while
we abhor some, and most heartily despise all that are
suspected of disaffection or pretended loyalty, and
these are not the native Americans, but a people
imported from the North.