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The Rev. William Wyndham Malet visited South Carolina in the summer of 1862. He left his vicarage at Ardeley, Hertfordshire, England, to come to South Carolina to tell his sister, Mrs. Plowden C. J. Weston (formerly Emily Frances Esdaile), of a death in their family. While in South Carolina he spent the summer in Conwayboro (Conway) at Snow Hill, the war time refuge of Plowden C. J. Weston (Lt. Gov. of S.C. 1862-1864). Weston had evacuated his home, Hagley Plantation, on the lower Waccamaw River and moved his wife and approximately forty of his slaves upriver to Snow Hill in order to avoid Union forces who were looting the homes along the lower Waccamaw River. In the following annotated extracted passages the Englishman describes his arrival at Conwayboro, South Carolina and gives some details about plantation life during the Confederate War period.


Conway (S.C.);Horry County (S.C.);Horry County (S.C.)--History.;Horry District (S.C.);Georgetown County (S.C.)--History.;Weston, Plowden C. J. (Plowden Charles Jennett), 1819-1864;Weston, Plowden C. J., Mrs; Weston, Emily Frances;Socastee (S.C.);Malet, William Wyndham, 1804-1885;War between the States, 1861-1865;Civil war.


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Annotations on - An Errand to the South in the Summer of 1862, By William Wyndham Malet



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