Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805

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Revolutionary soldier and legislator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Chas. Town" [SC], to General Lincoln, 1780 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567031

Charleston, South Carolina merchant, plantation owner, Revolutionary War general, South Carolina state Representative and Governor, and U.S. Continental Congressman. In January 1776 Gadsden resigned from the Continental Congress in order to accept a commission as a brigadier general and commander of the provincial forces in South Carolina.

From the description of Letter : Lighthouse Island, [S.C.], to Major General Lee, Charles Town, [S.C.], 1776 Aug. 2. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32145031

Native of Charleston, S.C. Merchant and planter. Captain of the Charleston Artillery Company during the Cherokee Campaign of 1761. Representative in the Commons House of Assembly (1757-1765) and Royal Assembly (1765-1775). South Carolina representative to the Stamp Act Congress in New York, 1765. Representative in the First Continental Congress (1774-1776) and Provincial Congresses (1775-1776). Representative in the General Assembly (1776-1780 and 1782-1784). Vice President of South Carolina (1778-1783). Member of the state convention which ratified the United States Constitution in 1788.

From the description of Letter, 1798 July 16, Charleston, [S.C.], to [Jacob] Read. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 192008499

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Moultrie, William, 1730-1805. Orderly books of William Moultrie, 1775, June 20 - 1780, Dec. 15. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Adams, John, 1735-1826. Letter : to Christopher Gadsden, Charleston, S.C., 1801 April 16. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Samuel Adams papers, 1635-1826 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Samuel Adams Papers, 1635-1826 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gadsden family. Gadsden family papers, 1703-ca. 1955. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805. Petition, signed, 1785. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803. Samuel Adams papers, 1635-1826. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805. Autograph letter signed : "Chas. Town" [SC], to General Lincoln, 1780 May 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gaines Collection of Americana, undated, 1786-1981 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803. Samuel Adams papers, 1635-1826. Library of Congress
referencedIn André, John, 1751-1780. Duel between General Howe and General Gadsden : song, ca. 1851. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805. Letter : Lighthouse Island, [S.C.], to Major General Lee, Charles Town, [S.C.], 1776 Aug. 2. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Davie, Preston, b. 1881. Preston Davie collection, 1560-1903. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume V, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805. Letter, 1798 July 16, Charleston, [S.C.], to [Jacob] Read. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805. Autograph conclusion to a deed signed, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Neufville, John de. Papers of John de Neufville, 1780-1789. Library of Congress
referencedIn Meleney, John C., 1921-. John C. Meleney research files, 1775-1986, (bulk, 1775-1808). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826. person
associatedWith Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803. person
associatedWith André, John, 1751-1780. person
associatedWith Cattell, Captain. person
associatedWith Davie, Preston, b. 1881. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Gadsden family. family
associatedWith Gaines, Pierce Welsh. person
associatedWith Lee, Charles, 1731-1782. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810, person
associatedWith Meleney, John C., 1921- person
associatedWith Moultrie, William, 1730-1805. person
associatedWith Neufville, John de. person
associatedWith Ramsay, Dr. person
correspondedWith Read, Jacob, 1752-1816 person
correspondedWith South Carolina. Militia corporateBody
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith United States. President (1797-1801 : Adams) corporateBody
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Lighthouse Island (S.C.)
South Carolina
United States
France
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Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
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Birth 1724-02-16

Death 1805-08-28

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