Biographical Sketches Of The Bench And Bar Of South Carolina (volume 2); To Which Is Added The…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohn Belton O'neall

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WILLIAM LOWNDES. This distinguished and truly great and good man, was the son of Rawlins Lowndes, the first Governor of South Carolina, under the Constitution of '78, by his third wife. William Lowndes was born in Charleston, the 7th February, 1782. At the age of seven, he went with his mother to England, where he had the benefit of an English grammar school, for three years. He then returned to Charleston, and received instruction from that eminent scholar, Dr. Simon Felix Gallagher, a Roman Catholic Priest. This gentleman said of Lowndes' facility to learn, that " his mind drank up knowledge as the dry earth did the rain from heaven." Mr. Lowndes studied law with Chancellor DeSaussure, then a resident lawyer in Charleston, and was admitted to the Bar on the 9th January, 1804. He had previously, in September, 1802, married Elizabeth, the daughter of General Thomas Pinckney. In 1804, he sought an'association with John S. Cogdell, Esq., in the practice of the law. The proposal was gladly accepted, and, for a short time, they practiced as partners. In consequence of the injury done to his plantation by the great equinoxial storm of 1804, Mr. Lowndes abandoned the law, and gave himself up to the care of his planting interests. In 1806, he was elected to the House of Representatives, in the General Assembly of South Carolina, and was again elected in 1808. His great talents,and the beautiful simplicity of his character, were seen and properly appreciated in his legislative services. At the time of the outrage committed by the Leopard on the Chesapeake, in June, 1807, the indignation of the country roused its military spirit. Many companies were formed-- among them the Washington Light Infantry, of which Mr. Lowndes was the first captain. This company has continued, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WILLIAM LOWNDES. This distinguished and truly great and good man, was the son of Rawlins Lowndes, the first Governor of South Carolin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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