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South Carolina Man Lists Ball-Playing Among Local Amusements

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Location US South
City/State/Country: SC, United States
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"[A]musements are few: consisting of dancing, horse racing, ball playing and rifle shooting."


Drayton, John, A View of South-Carolina, As Respects Her Natural and Civil Concerns [W. P. Young, Charleston SC, 1854], p. 88. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It, page 247 ref #87.

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Can we determine the SC location recalled, why Tom dated it as circa 1802, or what form the ballplaying took? 

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