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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

January 17. –The Provincial Congress of South Carolina met on the 11th instant [January 11, 1775], and have continued in session, Sundays not excepted, until to-day. They have shut up the courts of law; no process is to issue in civil cases, and all proceedings had, since the return day, September 20, 1774, are to be staid. This is such a step as no other province has yet taken. 1


1 Gaines’ Mercury, Feb. 6.