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Richard Hutson

1748-1795

A Delegate from South Carolina; born in Prinice William parish, South Carolina, July 9, 1748; pursed classical studies and was graduated from Princeton College (Nassau Hall) in 1765; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Charleston, S. C.; member of the State house of representatives 1776-1779, 1781, 1782, 1785, and 1788; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779 and signed the Articles of Confederation; captured at the fall of Charleston and was confined as a prisoner at St. Augustine, Fla., in 1780 and 1781 by Lord Cornwallis, who, being incensed at the late revolt, suspected him of being one of those fomenting the spirit of rebellion; member of the Legislative Council of South Carolina 1780-1782; Lieutenant Governor in 1782 and 1783; first intendent of Charleston in 1783 and 1784; chancellor of the court of chancery of South Carolina 1784-1791; member of the State constitutional convention in 1788 which adopted the Federal Constitution; senior judge of the chancery court 1791-1795; died in Charleston, S. C., April 12, 1795; interment in the Perrineau family vault in Independent Congregational Church Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1971. United States Printing Office: 1971. Page 1168.


 
 

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