South Carolina Delegates to the Continental Congress 1774-1789

Continental Congress

No.

Location

Dates

SC Delegates

Comments

1

Philadelphia, PA

September 5, 1774 to October 26,1774
Christopher Gadsden
Thomas Lynch, Sr.
Henry Middleton
Edward Rutledge
John Rutledge.
All five (5) elected in June of 1774.
All five (5) re-elected in January of 1775.

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Philadelphia, PA

May 10, 1775 to December 12, 1776
Christopher Gadsden
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Sr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
Henry Middleton
Edward Rutledge
John Rutledge.
Sat in Provincial Congress on 2/9/1776.
Elected on 2/17/1776.
Very ill. Returned home. Died en route.
Elected on 3/23/1776 as 6th delegate.
Elected on 2/17/1776.
H. Middleton was elected as President of the 2nd Continental Congress, declined.
Re-elected on 2/17/1776.
Re-elected on 2/17/1776. Resigned on 3/26 to become President of SC.

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Baltimore, MD

December 20, 1776 to March 4, 1777
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Henry Laurens
Thomas Lynch, Jr. 
Arthur Middleton
Edward Rutledge
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H. Laurens elected on 6/27/1777. Resigned as VP of SC on that date.
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Served until 1777.

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Philadelphia, PA

March 4, 1777 to September 18, 1777
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Henry Laurens
Arthur Middleton
 

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Lancaster, PA

September 27, 1777
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Henry Laurens
Arthur Middleton
 

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York, PA

September 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778
William Henry Drayton
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Richard Hutson
Henry Laurens 
John Mathews
Arthur Middleton
Took his seat on 3/30/1778.
Served until 1778.
Elected in 1778.
H. Laurens served as the President of the Cont. Congress from 11/1/77 to 12/9/78.
Elected in 1778.
Served until the end of 1777. Re-elected in 1781.

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Philadephia, PA

July 2, 1778 to March 1, 1783
Thomas Bee
William Henry Drayton
Richard Hutson
Ralph Izard, Jr.
Francis Kinloch
Henry Laurens
John Mathews
Arthur Middleton
Isaac Motte
David Ramsay
Edward Rutledge
John Rutledge
Elected on 2/1/1780. Served until 1782.
Died of Typhus Fever in Philadelphia on 9/3/1779. Buried there.
Served until 1779.
Elected 1780. Served until 1783.
Elected on 2/1/1780. Served until 1781.
H. Laurens served as the President of the Cont. Congress from 11/1/77 to 12/9/78.
Elected 1778. Served until late 1781.
A. Middleton re-elected in July 1781. Served until November 1782.
Elected in 1780. Served until 1782.
Elected 1781. Served until 1783
Elected on 9/3/1779, but never took his seat.
J. Rutledge elected on 1/31/82. Served until 9/30/83.

The Articles of Confederation were signed on March 1, 1783, and this group became known as the Confederation Congress.

Confederation Congress

Location

Dates

SC Delegates

Comments

Philadelphia, PA

March 1, 1783 to June 21, 1783
Thomas Bee
Richard Beresford
Nicholas Eveleigh
John Lewis Gervais
Ralph Izard, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
John Mathews
Isaac Motte
David Ramsay
John Rutledge
Served into 1782
Elected 3/15/1783. Served thru 1784.
Elected 1781 (?). Served until 1782.
Elected 1782. Served until 1783.
Served until 1783.
POW at Fall of Charleston. Exchanged 7/1781 in Philadelphia. Retook his seat.
Served into late 1781.
Served until 1782.
Served until 1783
J. Rutledge elected on 1/31/82. Served until 9/30/83.

Princeton, NJ

June 30, 1783 to November 4,1783
Richard Beresford
John Lewis Gervais
Ralph Izard, Jr.
David Ramsay
Jacob Read
John Rutledge
Served thru 6/3/1784.
Served until 1783.
Served until 1783.
Served until 1783.
Elected 1783. Served until 1785.
Served until 9/30/1783.

Annapolis, MD

November 26, 1783 to June 3, 1784
Richard Beresford
John Bull
Charles Pinckney
Jacob Read
Served thru 6/3/1784.
Elected 3/9/1784. Served until 1787.
Elected 3/23/1784. Served until 1787.
Served until 1785.

Trenton, NJ

November 1, 1784 to December 24, 1784
John Bull
Charles Pinckney
Jacob Read
Served until 1787.
Served until 1787.
Served until 1785.

New York, NY

January 11, 1785 to November 4, 1785
John Bull
John Kean
Charles Pinckney
David Ramsay
Jacob Read
Served untuil 1787.
Elected in 1785. Served until 1787.
Served until 1787.
Elected 2/21/1785. Served until May of 1786.
Served until 1785.

New York, NY

November 7, 1785 to November 3, 1786
John Bull
Daniel Huger
John Parker, Jr.
Charles Pinckney
David Ramsay
Served until 1787.
Elected 3/9/1786. Served until 1788.
Elected in 1786. Served until 1788.
Served until 1787.
Served until May of 1786.

Philadelphia, PA

May 25, 1787 to September 27, 1787
John Bull
Pierce Butler
Nicholas Eveleigh
Daniel Huger
John Kean
John Parker, Jr.
Charles Pinckney
Thomas Tudor Tucker
Served until 1787.
Elected in March of 1787. Home in Fall of 1787.
Elected 1/31/1788. Did not serve.
Served until 1788.
Served until 1787.
Served until 1788.
Served until 1787.
Elected 3/23/1787. Served until 1788.

New York, NY

November 5, 1787 to October 21, 1788
Robert Gibbes Barnwell
Daniel Huger
John Parker, Jr.
Thomas Tudor Tucker
Elected in 1788, did not attend.
Served until 1788.
Served until 1788.
Served until 1788

New York, NY

March 2, 1789
Only one person showed up - from New York.


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