Read, Jacob

Read, Jacob

ca. 1752–July 17, 1816


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  • Title Read, Jacob
  • Coverage ca. 1752–July 17, 1816
  • Author
  • Keywords Lawyer, U.S. senator, joined other Americans in the British capital in petitioning against the Coercive Acts of 1774, assumed a captaincy in the Charleston militia, took a seat in the Jacksonborough Assembly, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1789, joined the defense in the sensational trial of William Clay Snipes for the dueling murder of Maurice Simons, became the first South Carolinian to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date May 22, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 23, 2022
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