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The Ladies of Charleston

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

The ladies of Charleston, since the capture of that place, have uniformly refused to associate with the British officers, or to attend any of their assemblies, or places of public amusement; and, having been reduced to the necessity of selling their buckles for a subsistence, they now wear black and white roses in their shoes, in honor of the alliance.1


1 Pennsylvania Packet, March 31, 1781.