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Title Message [manuscript]: [Charleston, S.C.], to Mr. Speaker and Gentl[eme]n, [ca. 1720]
Author Moore, James (c.1680-1724)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Message, ca. 1720, from Gov. Moore to the South Carolina assembly, requesting that the body pass orders for paying five men enlisted by Capt. Charlesworth Glover to serve at the garrison (Fort Moore) at Savannah Town. The commissioner of Indian affairs had refused to pay the men the entire amount due them.
Names Glover, Charlesworth
Places Savannah Town, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Keywords payment, colonial forces, fort, government, militia, war, soldiers, trade
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Moore was a South Carolina planter, Indian fighter, and politician. A representative of Berkeley and Craven counties in the assembly, 1706-1708, he led South Carolina troops against the Tuscarora in 1713, and served as lieutenent-general during the Yamassee War in 1715. When the proprietary government was overthrown in 1719, Moore served as governor until Francis Nicholson arrived in 1721 with a royal commission to govern the province.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 822
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue