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Bank of South Carolina:
A COMPILATION OF ALL THE ACTS, RESOLUTIONS, REPORTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, IN RELATION TO THE BANK OF SOUTH CAROLINA. AFFORDING FULL INFORMATION CONCERNING THAT INSTITUTION. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE LEGISLATURE.
xx, 753pp. Stitched [some loosening]. Original printed wrappers [dusted, some spine chipping, bit of edge chipping]. First few leaves with some lower quadrant spotting. Untrimmed and uncut, Very Good. The source for all material on this Bank, and invaluable for an understanding of State banking during the first part of the 19th century. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 87686. Turnbull 49. Not in Eberstadt.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE FORTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S.C., HELD AT SPARTANBURG, JULY 26TH-28TH, 1861. TOGETHER WITH AN ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FURMAN UNIVERSITY, HELD AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE.
Southern Guardian Steam-Power Press, Columbia, S.C.:, 1861
pp [91]-138 [as issued]. Disbound, lightly toned, Very Good. [offered with] MINUTES OF THE FORTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S.C., HELD AT GREENVILLE, JULY 25TH-28TH, 1862. TOGETHER WITH AN ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FURMAN UNIVERSITY, HELD AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE. Columbia, S.C.: Published for the Convention, by E.R. Stokes. Printed at the Southern Guardian Office. 1862. pp [2], [139]-176 [as issued]. Disbound, loosened, moderately spotted. Good+. [offered with] MINUTES OF THE 43d AND 44th ANNIVERSARIES OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S.C., HELD AT DARLINGTON, JULY 24TH-27TH, 1863, AND AT GREENVILLE, JULY 29TH TO AUGUST 1ST, 1864. Columbia, S.C.: Steam Power Press of F.G. DeFontaine & Co. 1864. pp [2], [177]-214 [as issued]. Toned, disbound, Very Good. Three Confederate imprints, illuminating the doings of South Carolina's Baptist Church during the War. Ministers and their churches are listed, activities of the Convention and its Committees are reported, assistance rendered to the troops in the field is recounted. Parrish & Willingham 8246, 8247, 8248.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND SESSION OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA, HELD WITH THE DARLINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH, NOVEMBER 23-26, 1882.
Baptist Courier Book and Job Office., Greenville, S.C.:, 1882
Original printed wrappers [worn, chipped], stitched, 46pp. Good+. Detailed minutes of the convention's doings, with much hand-wringing over "the spiritual condition and religious instruction of the colored people, who form so large a part of the population of the State." A Report, however, advises that "the present practical difficulties...are too numerous and too serious to permit us to engage as an organization at this time in the work...Except the Levering Manual Labor Mission School among the Creek Indians, Southern Baptists are doing nothing in the way of educating the Indians and negroes." FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE THIRTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE TYGER-RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH MOUNTAIN CREEK CHURCH, AUGUST 17, 18, 19, 20, 1866. EMBRACING AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ASSOCIATION FROM ITS ORGANIZATION TO THE PRESENT TIME, BY THE REV. J.G. LANDRUM.
Printed at the 'Express' Office, Spartanburg:, 1866
Original printed wrappers [edge wear, old institutional duplicate rubberstamp], stitched and pinned. 28pp + folding table. Light wear, tear to blank portion of margin of title leaf [nowhere near any text]. Near Very Good. The activities of the Association, with names and functions of participants in the Meeting and their doings, are detailed. Various reports, the Association's Constitution, Circular Letter, a folding table showing name of each church, its post office, district, minister, and clerk, are also printed. Rev. Landrum's Circular Letter is a history of the Association beginning with the great southern religious revival of 1831, discussing "the effects of these revival influences;" the leading ministers, deacons, and laymen; and the development of the different churches. FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin. 34 NUC 0103134 [1].

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TYGER-RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH REEDY RIVER CHURCH, GREENVILLE DISTRICT, S. C. AUGUST 12, 14, 15, AND 16, MDCCCLVIII.
Carolina Spartan Print, Spartanburg:, 1858
Original printed wrappers [old institutional duplicate rubberstamp], stitched. 27, [2], [1 blank] pp. Lightly tanned, Very Good. The activities of the Association, as well as the names of participants in the Meeting and their doings, are detailed. The Meeting urges, "We should not forget our duty also to our colored population. Sunday Schools for their oral instruction in the Scriptures ought to be established in our churches." The Circular Letter is printed, as are a list of ministers and their post offices, statements of "money sent up by the churches," and a two-page table with name of each church, its post office, district, minister, and clerk. FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin. 34 NUC 0103134 [1]. OCLC records only the series, with four locations.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WELSH NECK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH THE BENNETTSVILLE CHURCH, NOVEMBER 8-11, 1856.
Printed by A.J. Burke, Charleston:, 1856
20pp. Original printed wrappers [light soil], stitched. Scattered foxing. Good+ to Very Good. The pamphlet lists the participants and church affiliations, their activities at this Convention, Committee Reports, and reports from each district. The Committee on Queries affirms that it is "consistent with Baptist principles to invite ministers of other denominations into our pulpits." The Circular Letter discusses "the importance of weekly prayer- meetings in reference to the prosperity of the Churches." Financial contributions are duly noted. Not in Turnbull.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE WELSH NECK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH THE HARTWELL CHURCH, NOVEMBER 12-15, 1853.
Steam Power-Press of Walker and James, Charleston:, 1854
19, [1 blank] pp. Original printed wrappers [light soil, several small 'duplicate' rubberstamps], stitched. Scattered spotting, Good or so. Listing the participants, their activities at this Convention, Committee Reports, reports from each district. The Circular Letter informs on the status of the controversy "between us, as Baptists, and our Pedobaptist brethren, with regard to the subject of baptism." FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TYGER-RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH BETHLEHEM CHURCH, SPARTANBURG DISTRICT, S. C. AUGUST 17, 18, 19, AND 20, MDCCCLX.
Cavis & Trimmier, Printers, Spartanburg:, 1860
Original printed wrappers [dusted, old institutional duplicate rubberstamp], stitched. 32pp, tanned, partly uncut. Good+ or so. The activities of the Association, with names and functions of participants in the Meeting and their doings, are detailed. With reports on the Bible Cause, Education, domestic missions, Sunday Schools, colportage, and brief descriptions of the work of each member church, including activities in behalf of the slaves. The Circular Letter, a table showing statements of "money sent up by the churches," and a two-page table with name of each church, its post office, district, minister, and clerk, are also printed. FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin. 34 NUC 0103134 [1]. OCLC records only the series, with four locations.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TYGER-RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH ANTIOCH CHURCH, SPARTANBURG DISTRICT, S. C. AUGUST 19, 20, 21, AND 22, MDCCCLIX.
Cavis & Trimmier, Printers, Spartanburg:, 1859
Original printed wrappers [light spotting, old institutional duplicate rubberstamp, blank corner chip to rear wrap], stitched. 32pp. Very Good. The activities of the Association, with names and functions of participants in the Meeting and their doings, are detailed. With reports on foreign and domestic missions, colportage, and an exhortation to care for the souls of "the colored population of our country. They are alienated from religious influences, because no effort is made in their behalf. They go to the house of God feeling they have but little part or lot in these matters. Even the minister often forgets that part of his congregation." The Circular Letter, the Association's Constitution, a table showing statements of "money sent up by the churches," and a two-page table with name of each church, its post office, district, minister, and clerk, are also printed. FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin. 34 NUC 0103134 [1]. OCLC records only the series, with four locations.

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Baptist Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE TYGER-RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, HELD WITH THE NEW PROSPECT CHURCH, SPARTANBURG DISTRICT, S. C. AUGUST 15, 16, 17, AND 18, MDCCCLVI.
Carolina Spartan Print, Spartanburg:, 1856
Original printed wrappers [old institutional duplicate rubberstamp], stitched. 17, [2], [1 blank] pp. Scattered foxing, Good+. The activities of the Association, as well as the names of participants in the Meeting and their doings, are detailed. The Circular Letter insists on "the doctrine of an overruling Providence directing all the affairs of this world." A two-page table displays the name of each church, its post office, district, minister, and clerk. FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin. 34 NUC 0103134 [1]. OCLC records only the series, with four locations.

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First South Carolina Volunteers:
TWO MANUSCRIPT CIVIL WAR PASSES SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS, A COLORED REGIMENT MADE UP OF ESCAPED SLAVES. THE FIRST READS: "ORDERLY STARR HAS PERMISSION TO GO WHERE HE PLEASES PROVIDING HE IS BACK 1/2 PAST 4 P.M.
The first measures 2.75" x 7.75"; the second 3.25" x 7.5". Both in manuscript on slips of lined paper. Minor toning, else quite clean. Very Good. These are rare survivals of the original First South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment comprised of freed slaves. Major David Hunter organized the First South Carolina Volunteers in May 1862, well before the establishment of the celebrated 54th Massachusetts. Earlier that year President Lincoln had rescinded Hunter's unauthorized order emancipating slaves in the Department of the South [South Carolina, Florida, Georgia]. Captain Arthur M. Kinzie, who signed one of these passes, was Hunter's aide-de-camp. Thomas Higginson, to whom the honor of forming this regiment has been attributed, himself confirmed Hunter's role in his article, "The First Black Regiment," in the July 2, 1898 'The Outlook.' A letter by Kinzie to the Outlook's editors [August 6, 1898] clarifies that Hunter, without authorization, decided to arm Negroes; and that Kinzie accepted Hunter's request to command a regiment. Squads gathered about 750 freed slaves from neighboring islands, and brought them to Drayton plantation on Hilton Head. Kinzie says he and Hunter were "outlawed in general orders on account of arming the negroes, and were to be shot when captured without the benefit of a court martial." The disaster was averted when the War Department authorized arming the freed slaves; the First South Carolina Volunteers were reorganized under Higginson. Searches for Starr, Riggs and Calhoun yielded no definitive information. The 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry [Colored] is noted on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System database as having been organized in 1863; none of the three persons is listed there.

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Georgia and South Carolina:
APPRAISER AND TREASURER OF SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, RELATIVE TO AN INCREASE OF SALARY TO APPRAISER OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, AND TREASURER OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. FEBRUARY 18, 1868.
HED174., 40th Cong., 2d Sess.:, 1868
4pp. Disbound. Caption-title [as issued]. Very Good.

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Presbyterian Church in South Carolina:
MINUTES OF THE SYNOD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, HELD AT CHESTER, S. C., OCTOBER 20-24, 1869.
22pp, stitched, original printed wrappers. Light to moderate foxing, light wear. Good+. With lists of ministers and churches for each presbytery in the Synod. Much is written on the "sad destitution in ministerial service." FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull.

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South Carolina College:
LAWS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING IN DECEMBER, 1835. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED THE ACT OF INCORPORATION, AND THE SUBSEQUENT ACTS PASSED IN AMENDMENT THERETO.
Printed by A.S. Johnston, Columbia, S.C.:, 1836
51, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, foxed, Good+. This scarce item prints the Acts of the Legislature establishing and concerning the College, and the Trustees' enactments concerning admission, fees, dress code, conduct, course of instruction, discipline, housing, and other matters. II Turnbull 368. AI 40260 [1- U SC]. OCLC records eight locations as of March 2017.

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South Carolina College:
LAWS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING IN DECEMBER, 1847. (TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED THE ACT OF INCORPORATION, AND THE SUBSEQUENT ACTS PASSED IN AMENDMENT THEREOF.) VARIOUS RESOLUTIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE, EXTRACTS FROM GOVERNORS' MESSAGES, AND OTHER IMPORTANT MATTERS RELATING TO THE COLLEGE.
Printed by A.S. Johnston, Columbia, S.C.:, 1848
vi, 132 pp. Original cloth [printed paper title on front board], rebacked in calf. Front pastedown with a blank form, 2" x 4", for admission into the College. Very Good. This is the most comprehensive printing of all the laws relating to South Carolina College. Unlike earlier printings it includes, not only the Acts of the Legislature and the College By-Laws, but also Resolutions of the Legislature, Governors' Messages, "Miscellaneous Matters Connected with the College" [i.e., Reports, Addresses, Resolutions of the Board, and other items]. A detailed, 31-page Index is included. III Turnbull 52. OCLC 25898559 [8], as of February 2013.

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South Carolina College:
TREASURER'S REPORT TO THE HONORABLE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, NOVEMBER 1, 1862.
Charles P. Pelham, Columbia, S.C.:, 1862
Original printed front wrapper [edge-chipped, detached]. 14, [2] pp. Stitched, small wormhole through each page affects a few letters. Good+. Parrish & Willingham 7893 [7].

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South Carolina Dept. of Agriculture:
SOUTH CAROLINA. A HANDBOOK. PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES AND CLEMSON COLLEGE.
346pp, frontispiece photo illustration, folding map, illustrations, maps, tables. Original decoratively blindstamped brown cloth boards [worn], spine shaken, front joint split but holding. Text generally clean. Good+.

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South Carolina:
A SKETCH OF THE RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA. PUBLISHED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, 1888.
Walker, Evans & Cogswell., Charleston, S.C.:, 1888
48pp, stitched, full-page text illus. Moderately tanned, lightly to moderately worn, Good+. Turnbull calls for a map, absent here. On "the advantages offered to settlers and others, and to call attention to matters of especial interest." The Sketches illustrate South Carolina's exhibits at the World Exhibition in New Orleans in 1884-1885. Railroads, water power, resources, agriculture, manufactures, geography, etc. are discussed. IV Turnbull 257.

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South Carolina:
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, FROM FEBRUARY, 1791, TO DECEMBER, 1794, BOTH INCLUSIVE. VOLUME I. [with] ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, FROM DECEMBER, 1795, TO DECEMBER, 1804, BOTH INCLUSIVE. VOLUME II.
Printed by D. & J.J. Faust, State Printers, Columbia:, 1801
[82], 394, [9]; 567, [1 blank], [13] pp. First @100 pages of volume I significantly spotted [evidently a not uncommon fate for this book]. Else, each volume is untrimmed, generously margined, and mildly foxed with occasional worming of blank outer margins. Good+ in modern cloth, with gilt-lettered red morocco spine labels. A detailed record of South Carolina laws from 1791 to 1804, with helpful indexes and Tables of Acts. South Carolina's early Statehood Slave Codes heavily regulate the activities and movements of slaves and Free Negroes. I Turnbull 438. Sabin 87683. AI 16222.

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South Carolina:
ADDRESS OF THE WASHINGTON SOCIETY TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH- CAROLINA.
7, [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Caption title [as issued], lightly foxed. Good+. At the height of the Nullification Crisis, the Washington Society of South Carolina stood with Andrew Jackson for the maintenance of an imperishable Union; and against South Carolina's State Rights - Free Trade Association. Here the Society calls Nullification unconstitutional and warns that the Association's stance "must end in bloodshed, disgrace, and ruin." Secession can only end in "defeat and disgrace, or in the establishment of a military despotism in South-Carolina, and the road to either alternative lies through bloodshed and civil war." II Turnbull 252. Not in LCP. OCLC 8319860 [5], 166626678 [2], 83967090 [1]

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South Carolina:
BEAUFORT RIVER, SOUTH CAROLINA. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING, WITH A LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, REPORTS UPON THE SURVEY AND PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF PART OF BEAUFORT RIVER. DECEMBER 11, 1889.
HED42., 51st Cong., 1st Sess.:, 1889
7, [1 blank] pp. Folding map. Disbound, loosened. Good+.

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South Carolina:
EXECUTIVE DOCUMENTS. NO. 1. CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COLLECTOR. 29TH JANUARY, 1861.
Steam-Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, Charleston:, 1861
Original printed wrappers, stitched. 14, [2 blanks] pp. Blank portion of title page rubberstamped, lightly tanned, Very Good. One of the earliest Confederate imprints. It is quite scarce, Parrish & Willingham noting only four locations. W.F. Colcock, Collector of the Port of Charleston, warns South Carolina's Secretary of State, A.G. Magrath, "that the payment of duties and the clearance of vessels will be interfered with by the Government at Washington, in such a manner as to render the transaction of business at this port difficult and embarrassing." President Buchanan's Administration has advised Foreign Ministers that payments of duties to Carolina's representatives "will be regarded as mispayments, and all clearances as invalid." Magrath responds that South Carolina's exercise of its sovereign right to withdraw "from the confederation of the United States" resolves all issues of domestic and international law, and renders illegal any interference by the United States with Carolina's right freely to participate in the commercial navigation of the high seas. P&W 4110 [4]. III Turnbull 343. Not in Nevins or Bartlett. OCLC 25854442 [7], as of December 2013.

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South Carolina:
IN MEMORIAM. HON. BENJAMIN FANEUIL DUNKIN, CHIEF JUSTICE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF THE CHARLESTON BAR, 18TH DECEMBER, 1874.
28pp, lightly tanned. Original printed wrappers [foxed], stitched. Good+. A biography of the Chief Justice, from his youth to his service in the War of 1812, to his early career at the Bar, and his judicial service from 1838 until his death. C.G. Memminger was one of his eulogists. FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull. 104 NUC 0313460 [5].

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South Carolina:
JOURNAL OF THE STATE CONVENTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA; TOGETHER WITH THE RESOLUTION AND ORDINANCE. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CONVENTION.
45pp, untrimmed and uncut [with a few short margin tears]. Stitched, original printed front wrapper (front wrap nearly detached, rear plain wrap missing). Text clean and Very Good. As in 1832 and 1860, South Carolina jumped the gun on her southern sisters by her call for appointment of deputies to this Convention to consider secession. This pamphlet reports on the Convention and its proposed secession ordinance, and provides a list of members. Printed also is the dissenting opinion of B.F. Perry, the prominent Unionist. Howes says that this item "declares that this state has the right- and sufficient cause- to secede from the Federal Union and that she forbears from exercising such right only from considerations of expediency. Marks the evolution of States Rights opinion, from mild nullification to the final break." FIRST EDITION. Howes S781aa. III Turnbull 146. Cohen 6321.

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South Carolina:
MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR MCDUFFIE, TO THE LEGISLATURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 29, 1836.
Caption title [as issued], disbound. 16pp, some dustsoil, blank top margin of first leaf torn. Good to Good+. McDuffie's valedictory Address as Governor. He was a leader of South Carolina's great Nullification struggle with Andrew Jackson; here, several years later, he denounces the "large surplus of revenue accumulated in the federal treasury, which has been unconstitutionally levied upon the productions of our own industry by a system of oppressive taxation enacted in opposition to our solemn protestations, and attempted to be enforced by the military power of the United States." FIRST EDITION. II Turnbull 369. Not in AI.

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South Carolina:
PAPERS IN THE CASE OF A. S. WALLACE VW.D. SIMPSON, FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.
HMD17., 41st Cong., 1st Sess.:, 1868
72, [1 index], [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Caption-title [as issued]. Very Good. Wallace contests Simpson's right to a seat as a member of the House of Representatives, on the grounds that he was disqualified by reason of his prior service in the Confederacy; and because voters were intimidated from voting Republican.

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South Carolina:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, HELD AT COLUMBIA, 5TH AND 6TH OF MAY, 1856, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING DELEGATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, TO MEET IN CINCINNATI IN JUNE.
R.W. Gibbes, Columbia:, 1856
Original printed wrappers [light wear, ink note on front wrap]. Stitched, 29pp. Scattered light to moderate foxing, blank inner corners clipped at the top. Good+. A rare record of the proceedings of this Caucus, which voted to support President Franklin Pierce, the quintessential 'Northern Man with Southern Principles,' a type beloved by 1850's Democrats, for a second term. Pierce's stand in favor of the Kansas-Nebraska Act should be rewarded. For the sake of "our Northern friends," the Convention will support the Party's nominee. Delegates are listed; Proceedings recorded; and the Address of Francis Pickens, President of the Convention, included. He presents a detailed, scholarly history of nominating conventions and presidential elections from 1800 onward, emphasizing "the great danger of corruption" by nominating caucuses, rendering the Republic up "for sale and barter" every four years. FIRST EDITION. OCLC 5839904 [6] [as of August 2016]. III Turnbull 220.

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South Carolina:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION, COMPOSED OF DELEGATES FROM THE SEVERAL DISTRICTS AND PARISHES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH- CAROLINA, ASSEMBLED AT COLUMBIA, ON THE 22D MAY, 1843.
Printed at the "South Carolinian" Office, Columbia:, 1843
21pp. Disbound, moderately toned or foxed, wrapper remnant in inner margin. About Good+. Whitemarsh Seabrook was President of the Convention, whose attendees are listed here. The Convention was called in order to nominate "JOHN CALDWELL CALHOUN to the first office in the gift of the American people." An Address of the Convention of South-Carolina to the Democratic Republican Party of the United States, printed here, calls Calhoun the only man who can reverse "the deplorable condition of the country." Calhoun "belongs to a portion of the Union which has never yet had a President;" nor has the Union had a President from one of "the smaller and weaker States." "Next to Mr. Jefferson, no one who has lived under our Constitution has done more to preserve its republican features, by exposing the dangers of consolidation, and resisting its encroachments." FIRST EDITION. II Turnbull 486.

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South Carolina:
REPORTS ON THE FREE SCHOOL SYSTEM, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AT THE REGULAR SESSION OF 1839.
A.H. Pemberton, State Printer, Columbia:, 1840
88pp, disbound, with light to moderate spotting. Good+. The Committee on Education defends South Carolina's Free School system from charges that it "is a failure," although it acknowledges that "there are many defects; but these defects are rather in the administration of the system, than in the system itself." Included is the "Report of Professors Elliott and Thornwell, on the free school system," which cites as a major difficulty "the carelessness of the poor about the education of their children, the selfishness which leads them to prefer their labor to their improvements, and the foolish pride, which prevents them from receiving that as a bounty, which they cannot procure in any better way." Also printed are district-by-district reports, replete with data and suggestions on attracting students, qualified teachers, salaries, certifications, curriculum, buildings. II Turnbull 444. AI 40-6240 [5].

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South Carolina:
RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, IN RELATION TO THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN THE STATES OF NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA, ON THE SUBJECT OF SURRENDERING FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE.
SD96., 27th Cong., 2nd Sess.:, 1842
10pp, dbd, minor wear. Very Good.

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South Carolina:
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH THE AMENDMENTS.
Printed at the Telescope Press, Columbia:, 1819
Contemporary [?] plain wrappers, stitched and untrimmed, top edge uncut. 27, [1 blank] pp. Age-toned uniformly, scattered foxing, Good+ to Very Good. South Carolina's Constitution includes its 1808 amendments, dealing primarily with the apportionment of representatives. This is the first of several printings under this or similar title. II Turnbull 38. AI 49462 [1]. Not in Cohen.

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South Carolina:
THE LAST DAY'S DEBATE ON THE TARIFF, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, BY THEIR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS; AND ADDRESS AND RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE RIGHTS AND FREE TRADE PARTY, AT CHARLESTON, JULY 30, 1832. ALSO, PROCEEDINGS OF A MEETING HELD IN GEORGIA, &C.
Published by the [State Rights and Free Trade] Association, Charleston:, 1832
12mo. 24pp, stitched, light foxing, pp 13-24 uniformly darkened. Good or better. A rare Tract issued by Nullification advocates in the heated contest over South Carolina's declaration that the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were void within its borders. Adopting John Calhoun's theory of the Union, which in turn derived from the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, the State Rights and Free Trade Party argues that South Carolina's power to judge the validity of federal law within its borders overrides the authority of the national government. The Party presents here its Address and Resolutions adopted at Charleston, and the Address to the People of South Carolina signed in type by Robert Hayne, George McDuffie, and other members of the Carolina delegation to Congress. The pamphlet calls itself 'Political Tract No. 13. August, ' It also reports on a like-minded Georgia meeting. FIRST EDITION. II Turnbull 277. OCLC 26458415 [4].

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South Carolina:
THE PRESENT JUDICIARY SYSTEM OF SOUTH-CAROLINA; ITS DEFECTS REVIEWED AND MODES SUGGESTED FOR ITS IMPROVEMENT. [FROM THE SOUTHERN QUARTERLY REVIEW.].
Walker and James, Charleston, S.C.:, 1850
24pp, bound in modern pale grey wrappers. Scattered foxing, Very Good. The author, identified at the end as 'P.', argues that "the physical toils now exacted from the Judges are of so exhausting a description as entirely to supercede the exercise of the necessary mental labours." They travel "incessant circuits, leaving them but little of the necessary leisure for research." Indeed, they are "incessantly in the harness." Describing the schedule of the weary judges, the author fears that, "Our Judges will find out, before very long, if they have not already made the discovery, that they are in retrograde career...The melancholy result of this will be the forfeiture of all respect for a court, or courts, which prove unequal to the proper and able discharge of their duties." He makes several proposals for court reorganization and expenditures. A rare pamphlet located, according to OCLC, only at the University of South Carolina and the Iowa State Library. Cohen 1048 ["Examined from photocopy"]. OCLC 7202254 [2] [as of October 2014]. III Turnbull 103.

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South Carolina:
THE REPORTS AND ORDINANCES, OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADOPTED AT ITS SESSION IN MARCH, 1833.
Printed by A.S. Johnston, Printer to the Convention, Columbia:, 1833
19, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, lightly foxed, title page lightly dusted. About Very Good. South Carolina withdraws, with as much face-saving as possible, its Ordinance of Nullification, which had asserted its power to nullify the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 within its borders. In response, the Federal government lowered those tariffs, in an effort to avoid armed conflict with South Carolina, which explains here: "Convinced that under the operation of this system the labor and capital of the plantation states must be forever tributary to the manufacturing states, and that we should in effect be reduced to a condition of colonial vassalage, South Carolina felt herself constrained...to interpose in her sovereign capacity the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to her as a sovereign state." This interposition was necessary to avoid "the regulation of the whole labour and capital of this vast confederacy by a great central Government." Having made its point "beyond what existing circumstances would have authorized us to expect," and without abandoning its principles, it adopts [and prints here] the Ordinance of withdrawal. Also printed here are Convention Reports explaining South Carolina's actions; and a "Report, on the Mediation of Virginia," which assisted in engineering the compromise. That Report insists that South Carolina "must stand acquitted, of the charge of having acted with any undue precipitation...in exercising this faculty of her sovereignty" to nullify acts of the federal government. Cohen 6313. II Turnbull 311. Sabin 87429. OCLC 191249030 [12] [as of October 2012].

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[Nullification] South Carolina:
THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE CONVENTION OF THE UNION AND STATE RIGHTS PARTY, ASSEMBLED AT COLUMBIA, 10TH DECEMBER, 1832, WITH THEIR REMONSTRANCE & PROTEST.
11, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, lightly foxed, blank top margin clipped from title leaf. Good+. A heated denunciation, by a group of distinguished Carolinians, of South Carolina's Ordinance of Nullification. Its "natural consequences are DISUNION AND CIVIL WAR...[W]e cannot regard the threatened destruction of a mild and rational system of liberty, without apprehensions of the keenest anxiety." The Ordinance "has insidiously assailed one of the inalienable rights of man, by endeavoring to enslave all freedom of conscience by that tyrannical engine of power-- a Test Oath," binding the individual first and foremost to the State rather than the United States. The Ordinance violates the Constitution, the rights of the citizen, and "has virtually destroyed the Union, by carefully preventing the General Government from enforcing their laws through the civil tribunal of the country, and then enacting that if the Government should pursue any other mode to enforce them, then this STATE shall no longer be a member of the Union." Thomas Taylor was President of the Convention. The four Vice Presidents included Henry Middleton and Richard I. Manning. Pages 10-11 print, in double columns, the names of about two hundred Carolinians, including James Chesnut, Henry DeSaussure, Mitchell King, Daniel and John Legare, C.G. Memminger, Alexander Moultrie, J.L. Petigru, W. Gilmore Simms. Franklin J. Moses [born Israel Franklin Moses] and James Edward Henry are listed as Secretaries of the Convention. II Turnbull 285. Sabin 88088. Not in Cohen. OCLC 10815104 [3- U. So. Car., U Va, Duke] [as of August 2015].

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[South Carolina in the Confederacy]:
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING THE SESSIONS OF 1861.
Charles P. Pelham, State Printer, Columbia, S.C.:, 1861
252pp. Stitching broken, uncut signatures. Last several leaves dirty, occasional browning and lightly scattered foxing. Else Very Good. The Called Session convened on November 4 and adjourned on November 6. The Annual Session convened on November 28 and recessed on December 21. They treated War-related matters: establishment of the Confederate States of America, raising troops for the War, justifications for secession, the Governor's recounting of the events of late 1860 and early 1861 at Forts Moultrie and Sumter, and a variety of other interesting matters concerning the breakup of the Union and the War. "We will be left free to develope our own civilization, and show, where there is an inferior caste in society, and the higher and privileged race governs, that a constitutional republic of States may be established upon conservative principles, identified with all the great ends of truth, justice and stability." Parrish & Willingham 3090 [248pp]. OCLC 617692258 [3- Emory, U GA, Boston Athenaeum] [248pp] [as of September 2014].

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[South Carolina Pharmacy]:
AIMAR'S NEUROTIC OIL, FOR NEURALGIA, RHEUMATISM, PAINFUL SWELLINGS, SPRAINS, &C. PRICE 25 CENTS. AIMAR'S PEARL CEMENT, FOR MENDING CHINA, GLASS, EARTHENWARE, FURNITURE, LEATHER, ETC. PRICE, 25 CENTS. SOLD BY GOODRICH, WINEMAN & CO., WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, HAYNE STREET, G.W. AIMAR, CORNER KING AND VANDERHORST STREETS, CHARLESTON, S.C.
Broadside, 10" x 7.5", in a variety of bold typefaces. Attractive, rare, and Very Good. Aimar's was a legendary South Carolina pharmacy, established in 1852. When it closed in 1978, the Smithsonian purchased its contents. It had evidently been the oldest American drugstore in continuous operation. It opened in a handsome multi-story building at King and Vanderhorst, built in 1808, where it remained as a family business for 125 years. During the Civil War the building served as a dispensary and hospital for the Confederacy while its owner, George W. Aimar, was a lieutenant in the Lafayette Artillery. Not in Hummel, Turnbull, NUC. OCLC 277086555 [1- U. Rochester Med. Ctr., dating its copy 1850-1860]. The South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina owns two copies, which it dates 1869.

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[South Carolina]:
A NEW MANUAL OF PRIVATE DEVOTIONS. IN THREE PARTS.
Printed and Sold at J. Hoff's Wholesale and Retail Book-Store, Charleston, (S.C.):, 1810
428, [4] pp. Lacking the front free endpaper, foxed lightly to moderately. Bound in original sheep with gilt spine rules and gilt-lettered spine title on black morocco. Good+. Originally published in London, this is the first American edition. The last three pages lists more than one hundred Subscribers, most of them women [from some of South Carolina's first families: Gadsden, Huger, Legare, Lowndes, Pinckney], plus a few male ministers [including John Witherspoon]. The Manual is divided into three parts: Prayers for Families and Private Persons; "Containing Offices. I. Of Humiliation. II. For the Sick. III. For Women with Child"; and "An Office for the Holy Communion. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. AI 20878 [4]. OCLC 228693576 [6], 24727611 [2] as of June 2017. Not in Turnbull.

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[South Carolina]:
EPITAPH ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HERE LIE THE MUTILATED AND DISJOINTED REMAINS OF THE NOBLEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT EVER CONTRIVED BY THE WISDOM OF MAN.
Printed for distribution amongst their friends by Evans & Cogswell, Charleston:, [1861]
Folio broadside, 12" x 19". Black mourning border. Three columns of text, printed in numerous typefaces, with a variety of briefly-stated sentiments lamenting the destruction of the government and the perfidy of Northerners. Part of the top blank margin has some paper loss which does not affect any text. Expert repair to closed tear at upper blank margin. Light old folds. Very Good. Lincoln's election "finally Dissolved the Bands of the Confederacy, And left the honored remains upon the bank and shoal of Time, the sport of the whirlwind and the storm." The tragedy is the result of the "Long, Dark Catalogue of Wrongs On the part of the Northern, or non-slaveholding States, against their gallant high-spirited, but unoffending brethren of the South who so largely helped to found the Republic, and so largely contributed to its renown..." The North sought "first to abolish, with piratical and fratricidal hand, the domestic Institutions of the south, and then to ELEVATE THE NEGRO RACE TO AN EQUALITY with the Free White Inhabitants of the Country." Parrish & Willingham 5372 [6]. Hummel 2445. III Turnbull 302 [1860, probably a different issue]. Sabin 87821. OCLC 35158276 [6] [as of August 2016].

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[South Carolina]:
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE, NO. I. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, COLUMBIA, NOVEMBER 29, 1842. FELLOW-CITIZENS OF THE SENATE, AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...
24pp. Untrimmed, gathered signatures, folded. Lightly foxed, generously margined, Very Good. Governor John P. Richardson reports with pride on the progress of a newly tooled militia. For, he says, nothing is more dangerous to a people than "that which depreciates and derides their ability for self-defence." He also urges "correction of some of the harsh features of our Criminal Code," particularly where slaves are tried for capital offenses. In such cases a procedure "less summary, less partial" ought to be adopted. Richardson opposes dueling, lauds the Temperance movement, praises the progress in public education, speaks out for free trade, and is determined to defend "the institutions of the South." OCLC locates five copies under three accession numbers, as of December 2013. Not in Turnbull. Not located in American Imprints.

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[South Carolina]:
JOURNALS OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTIONS OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1819-1872, INCLUSIVE.
53 consecutive pamphlets [no convention was held in 1865]. All are Charleston imprints, except for 1864 and 1867 [Columbia]. The pamphlets for the years 1819-1837 do not have original printed wrappers, and are disbound [except for 1837, which is stitched]. Their overall condition is Very Good, with scattered foxing and browning. Journals for the years 1838 - 1855 have original printed wrappers [except for 1847], are stitched, with light wear. Journals for 1856-1867 are bound together in moderately soiled cloth [library plate], each with original front wrapper, several with rear wrap as well. Light scattered spotting. 1868-1872 are bound together [each with original printed wrappers]. Very Good. The Journals for 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 are Confederate Imprints. In addition to their significance as the primary source for the development of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina the Journals provide a wealth of material on the religious instruction of the slaves, plantation life, the schism of the Church coinciding with the secession of the State and Civil War, cultural themes in South Carolina, and travel and transportation conditions there during the 19th century. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 87928. Parrish & Willingham 9195-9198.

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[South Carolina]:
REFLECTIONS ON THE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN THE SOUTH. FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER.
31, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued], disbound, inconspicuous deaccession stamp at base of final blank. Very Good. This pamphlet analyzes South Carolina's economic dilemma: the tariff increases the price of goods it must import; and the new Southern States compete with it in the sale of cotton, its most crucial export. On the verge of Nullification, South Carolina blames the tariff for its difficulties. A separate title at pages [15]-31, 'Strictures on Mr. Lee's Exposition of Evidence on the Sugar Duty, in Behalf of the Committee Appointed by the Free-Trade Convention,' is unrecorded by American Imprints, which collates the piece at 14 pages. It includes several essays signed by 'Hambden,' refuting the pro-tariff position. FIRST EDITION. Howes R151. AI 3258 [2].

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[White Primary in South Carolina]:
CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS ADOPTED IN STATE CONVENTION AT COLUMBIA, S.C., MAY 15, 1912.
4pp. Folded to 8vo. Caption title as issued. Light wear, Good+. South Carolina sought diligently to evade the Constitution's Reconstruction Amendments, which required States and their instrumentalities to enfranchise Negroes and treat them equally with other citizens. The Democratic Party's Constitution succeeded for decades: It transformed the Democratic Party into a private "club." Only "Democratic white voters" were eligible for membership, plus "such negroes as voted the Democratic ticket in 1876, and as have voted the Democratic ticket continuously since, to be shown by the certificate of ten white Democratic voters..." In 1946 the NAACP Legal Defense Fund sued to end the 'White Primary'. The federal trial judge found that, since 1900, virtually every elected South Carolina official had been the nominee of the State Democratic Party. Federal courts finally ruled the obvious: the Democratic Party in South Carolina was the main vehicle through which the people exercised their sovereign power. Such a pivotal decision-maker could never be a genuine private "club." Not in Turnbull. Not located on OCLC as of September 2014.

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