See also:American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was
See also:born at
See also:Middleton Place on the
See also:river, South Carolina, on the 26th of
See also:June 1742 . His
See also:family was one of the most prominent in the colony . The grandfather, Arthur Middleton (1681–1737), was
See also:president of the Council in 1721—1730 and as such was acting
See also:governor in 1725–1730, and the
See also:Henry Middleton (1717-1784), was
See also:speaker of the
See also:Assembly in 1745–1747 and again in 1754–1755, a delegate to the
See also:Continental Congress in 1774–1776, and its president from
See also:October 1774 to May 1775, a member of the South Carolina
See also:Committee of Safety, and in 1775 president of the South Carolina Provincial Congress . Like most wealthy South Carolinians of the 18th century, Arthur Middleton was educated in England—at
See also:Hackney, at
See also:Westminster School, and at St
See also:College, Cambridge . He then returned to South Carolina, but soon afterwards went back to England to live, and travelled on the Continent . In 1773 he again returned to South Carolina, and in the controversies between the colonists and the home
See also:government became a
See also:leader of the Whigs . He was a member of the provincial Council of Safety in 1775–1776, and a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776–1777 . In 1778 he was elected governor of South Carolina, but owing to his dissatisfaction with the new State constitution he declined to serve . He was captured by the
See also:British at
See also:Charleston in May 1780, was exchanged in
See also:July 1781, was again a delegate to Congress in1781–1783, and later served in the state legislature . He died on the 1st of
See also:January 1787 at Middleton Place, near Charleston . His eldest son, HENRY MIDDLETON (1770-I846), was an orator of ability, was governor of South Carolina in 1810-1812, a representative in Congress in 1815-1819, and the
See also:United States
See also:minister to Russia from 182o to 183o, negotiating in 1824 a
See also:convention " relative to navigation, fishing and trading in the Pacific Ocean, and to establishments on the
See also:Coast." This was the first treaty between the United States and Russia .
CONYERS MIDDLETON (1683–1750)
Arthur Middleton is a great man that signed the declaration of independence and I'm happy for him!!!
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