Letter: Museum should focus on waterfront slave trade | Letters to the Editor


In the late 1980s the South Carolina congressional delegation became interested in the idea of a national park in the Snee Farm area of Mount Pleasant. An old home site was the purported residence of Charles Pinckney, a signer of the U.S. Constitution and the 37th governor of our state.

After all, it was in that dwelling that Pinckney lived and entertained George Washington in 1791. To everyone’s consternation, a member of the Historical American Building Survey team soon found it wasn’t the site of the Charles Pinckney residence. The would-be buyers, the taxpayers of South Carolina and other vested parties had failed in their due diligence.

Today, millions of dollars are being pledged for the…

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