Pre-Colonial South Carolina (Before 1670)

Morton, Joseph, Sr.

Unfortunately, these expectations—and Governor Morton—ran afoul of the Goose Creek Men, who regarded the prospect of substantial numbers of new European arrivals as a threat to their control of the South Carolina political scene and the Indian trade. To counter the actions of the proprietors, the Goose Creek Men objected to the 1682 Fundamental Constitutions on the grounds that both the proprietors and the colonists had ratified the original 1669 version at the time of the colony’s founding

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