In the 13th of his columns commemorating 350 years of Charleston history, the Post & Courier’s Brian Hicks focuses on Christopher Gadsen….
“It was not Christopher Gadsden’s first clash with the British, and it certainly wouldn’t be his last.
The voters of St. Paul’s parish in 1762 chose Gadsden — a wealthy merchant, planter and native of Charles Town — to represent them in the Commons House of Assembly. But election officials made some mistake with the paperwork, and that was all the excuse Gov. Thomas Boone needed to teach the recalcitrant colonists a lesson.”