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John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779

John Rutledge had been prominent in South Carolina politics virtually since establishing his Charleston law practice in 1761. He served in the General Assembly,... The post John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779 appeared first on Journal of the...

John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775

John Rutledge is one of those members of the founding generation who often get overlooked. Yet, for every Jefferson, Adams, or Washington, there were... The post John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775 appeared first on Journal of...

Who Picked the Committees at the Constitutional Convention?

Through four months in the summer of 1787, passionate arguments over political principles filled the Pennsylvania State House while hard-nosed political horse-trading buzzed in... The post Who Picked the Committees at the Constitutional Convention? appeared...

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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (May 9, 1768).“PROPOSALS For Publishing by SUBSCRIPTION, ALL THE ACTS and ORDINANCES.” John Rutledge placed a particular sort of advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2018

The Stamp Act Congress’s Three Messages to London

On the same day that the Stamp Act Congress approved its Declaration of Rights and Grievances, which was mostly for public consumption, it also appointed three committees to draft formal messages to different branches of the British government: Robert...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Oct 2015

The Birth of an Iroquois Constitutional Legend

Like any good fiction writer, Richard Barry didn’t just describe a dramatic meeting between John Rutledge and Sir William Johnson in 1765 and leave it there.He also returned to the moment hundreds of pages later, when Rutledge was a delegate to...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Oct 2015

Did John Rutledge Meet Sir William Johnson in 1765?

As quoted yesterday, Richard Barry’s 1942 biography of John Rutledge described in dramatic detail how that South Carolina jurist met Sir William Johnson (shown at right, in red), the British Empire’s representative to the Six Nations.According...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Oct 2015

A Legendary Meeting at the Stamp Act Congress

Here’s a lively picture of events during the Stamp Act Congress, which took place in New York two and a half centuries ago this month.It comes from the pages of Richard Barry’s Mr. Rutledge of South Carolina, a biography of delegate John Rutledge...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Oct 2015

The Birth of the Recess Appointment

Article Two of the U.S. Constitution includes this clause, proposed by Richard Dobbs Spaight of North Carolina: The President shall have power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2013

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