On Wednesday, November 22, 1758, Robert Wells began
the publication in Charles Town of The South Carolina. Weekly Gazette. With the
issue for April 4, 1764, its name was changed to The South Carolina and American
General Gazette. The writer knows of but one paper now in existence between the
first issue and the change of its name. That is possessed by Mrs. Charlotte D.
Garriss, of Columbia, and is No. 12, Wednesday, February 7, 1759.
The South Carolina Gazette of Monday, October 8, 1764, contains, under the date line "Charles-Town, October 1. 1764", "A short view of domestic occurrences, &c. since the discontinuance of this Gazette, from the 31st of March last" in which the following account is given of the change of the name of The South- Carolina weekly Gazette to The South-Carolina and American General Gazette:
April 4th, The paper hitherto called the South-Carolina weekly Gazette, appeared under the new and pompous title of "THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND AMERICAN GENERAL GAZETTE," the king's arms at the head of it was displaced, to introduce a new cut; and the public was advertised, that that paper "was circulated IN ALL the provinces of South-Carolina, North- "Carolina Georgia, East-Florida and West Florida, and sent to every place "of note on the British American continent and to all the islands, also- to "Great-Britain and other parts of Europe, so that advertisements published "in it had a very general as well as speedy circulation," &c.
The Charleston Library Society possesses a supplement to the issue for Wednesday, April 18, 1764, but its files begin regularly with the issue for Friday, May 30, 1766, being No. 395.
List of Article's for Marriage Notices in The South Carolina and American General Gazette, From May 1766 to February 28, 1781
- Marriage Notices 1766
- Marriage Notices 1767
- Marriage Notices 1768
- Marriage Notices 1769
- Marriage Notices 1770
- Marriage Notices 1771
- Marriage Notices 1772
- Marriage Notices 1774
- Marriage Notices 1775
- Marriage Notices 1776
- Marriage Notices 1777
- Marriage Notices 1778
- Marriage Notices 1779
- Marriage Notices 1780
- Marriage Notices 1781
- Marriage Notices 1782
Source: Marriage Notices in The South Carolina and American General Gazette, From May 1766 to February 28, 1781 and in its successor The Royal Gazette 1781-1782. Compiled by A.S. Salley Jr., 1914, printed by the State Company, Columbia, SC.