SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
THE State of South Carolina, whose history we
are now to survey, occupies a prominent posi¬
tion among the sister States of the American Union.
There is no other State in the Union, whose deeds
have furnished more intricate subjects for men of all
ages and climes. No State has done more to clog
the national wheel of prosperity; and no State has
done more for the acquisition of that independence
on which the prosperity of the nation depends. She
is the ground of many a scene. Bounded on the
north by North Carolina, on the west by Georgia, with
her eastern and southern shores washed by the waters
of the Atlantic, South Carolina embodies in herself a
landscape filled with objects the most imposing and
attractive. She covers a space of over thirty thousand
square miles, whose surface is occupied by one million
people. Her plains are crossed by mighty rivers and
beautiful lakes, covered with rich valleys and pictur¬
esque hills, in and over which the animal tribe may
roam for pleasure.
This State was first settled in the year 1670, at its
south-eastern corner, called Port Royal, by emigrants