Account from South Carolina Gazette listing imported and exported goods in Charleston, June 1745
The South Carolina Gazette included news about recently imported and exported goods, as well as a record of what ship were coming in and out of the port. These listings demonstrate the types of goods brought into and out of the city, such as rice, corn, or beef. The items also demonstrate where these goods were coming from and going to, including ports both in the United States and Caribbean, like New York or Barbados, and in Europe, like London or Lisbon.
“Custom House,” “Exported from Charles-Town,” and “Price of Goods.” (Charleston) South Carolina Gazette. 1 June 1745. Newspapers on microfilm, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
CUSTOM HOUSE CHARLES TOWN
Snow Indian Queen, John Read, from London.
Snow Welcome, Al. Leith, for Lizbon.
Clear’d for Departures
Ship Union, Zabdiel Potter, to Cowes.
EXPORTED from Charles-Town, since
Rice, 40,958 Barrels,
Price of Goods of this Country Produce
Rice, 12 lb. 6 d. per 100 count
Of the Prices of Foreign Ports
Philadelphia Flour, 4 l.
By the Hoghead
New England Rum, per Gallon, 16 s.
By the Pipe
Lizbon Wine, 140 l.
By the Quarter Cash
Milk Bread, 60 lb.
By the Bushel
Fine Salt, 20 s.
By the Pound
Brissol Single refin’d Sugar, 8 s. per lb.
Standard 3-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina and the United States.
Indicator 3-2.6 Summarize the contributions of settlers in South Carolina under the Lords Proprietors and the Royal colonial government, including the English from Barbados and the other groups who made up the diverse European population of early South Carolina. (H, G)Standard 4.2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of North America by Native Americans, Europeans, African-Americans and the interactions among these peoples.
Indicator 4-2.5 Summarize the introduction and establishment of slavery in the American colonies, including the role of the slave trade; the nature of the Middle Passage; and the types of goods—rice, indigo, sugar, tobacco, and rum, for example—that were exchanged among the West Indies, Europe, and the Americas. (E, H, G, P)
Standard 8-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the Untied States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
Indicator 8-1.6 Explain how South Carolinians used natural, human, and political resources to gain economic prosperity, including trade with Barbados, rice planting, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and indigo planting, the slave trade, and the practice of mercantilism. (H, G, E)
Standard USHC-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of exploration and settlement of North America.
Indicator USHC-1.1 Summarize the distinct characteristics of each colonial region in the settlement and development of America, including religious, social, political, and economic differences. (H, E, P, G)