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FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE PROVINCE,
The War of the Revolution;
WITH NOTICES OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CHURCH IN EACH PARISH:
AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THE
EARLY CIVIL HISTORY OF CAROLINA,
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED;
THE LAWS RELATING TO RELIGIOUS WORSHIP; THE JOURNALS AND RULES
An Index, and List of Subscribers.
BY FREDERICK DALCHO, M. D.
Assistant Minister of St. Michael's Church, Charleston.
PUBLISHED BY E. THAYER, AT HIS THEOLOGICAL BOOK-STORE, BROAD STREET.
Arch'd. E. Miller, Printer, 120, Broad-street.
District of South-Carolina, to wit.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the fifteenth day of March, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and in the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Rev. Frederick Dalcho, M. D. of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right wherof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:
An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South-Carolina, from the first settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution, with notices of the present state of the Church in each Parish: and some account of the early Civil History of Carolina, never before published. To which are added; the Laws relating to Religious Worship; the Journals and Rules of the Convention of So. Carolina; the Constitution and Cannons of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and the Course of Ecclesiastical Studies: with an Index, and List of Subscribers. By Frederick Dalcho, M. D. Assistant Minister of St. Michael's Church, Charleston."
In conformity with the act of Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and also to the act entitled " An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
Clerk of the District of South-Carolina.
Right Rev. NATHANIEL BOWEN, D. D.
BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
IN THE DIOCESS OF SOUTH-CAROLINA.
RIGHT REV. & DEAR SIR,
TO whom could I dedicate the following Pages, with so much propriety, as to one, who has been called, by the unanimous suffrage of Clergy and Laity, to preside over the Church whose history they record?
In offering to your acceptance the first Historical Account of a part of the Church in America, permit me to express the satisfactin I derive from the opportunity, thus afforded me, of making this profession of my respect and esteem.
The early History of the Church in Carolina, is full of instruction to the Clergy of the present day. It must excite in our bosoms, the most ardent gratitude to God, and the sincerest reverence for those holy men, who braved the storms of the Ocean, and the terrors of the Wilderness, to preach the Gospel of a crucified Redeemer. It must excite our admiration and praise, that the banner of the cross was displayed by those hum