III. “Greek Fire” The Grass Roots Response A. Expression of Public Support for the Greek Cause
A7. A Resolution in Support of the Greeks of the Legislature of South Carolina
(Robinson, p. 73) Communicated to the House of Representatives, January 2, 1824.
In the Senate, December 19, 1823
Resolved: That the State of South Carolina regards with deep interest the noble and patriotic struggle of the modern Greeks to rescue from the foot of the infidel and the barbarian the hallowed land of Leonidas and Socrate s; and would hail with pleasure the recognition by the American Government, of the independence of Greece;
Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to our Senators and Representatives at Washington.
Ordered: That the resolutions be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
By order of the Senate, WM. D. MARTIN, C. S.
In the House, Dec. 20, 1823.
Resolved: That the House do concur in the resolutions.
Ordered: That they be returned to Senate.
By order of the House, R. ANDERSON, C. H. R.
Mr. Robert Y. Hayne, Senator from S. Carolina, communicated the following (above) resolutions passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina.
Source: Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, Founded on Freedom and Virtue: Documents Illustrating the Impact in the United States of the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1829 (New Rochelle, New York: Aristide D. Caratzas, 2002).