Middleton, Henry

Middleton, Henry,

1717–84, American Revolutionary leader, b. near Charleston, S.C. A wealthy, influential planter, he held many official positions before resigning (1770) in protest against the British trade policies. He was a member (1774–76) and president (1774–75) of the Continental Congress, but he opposed independence and resigned. His son Arthur Middleton took his place. The elder Middleton returned to South Carolina and continued to hold public offices. Although he resumed allegiance to the crown after the fall of Charleston (1780), his estates were not confiscated.
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Groomsmen were James Gaddis Middleton, Henry Weston Minor, William Colby Roberts, Kyle Daniel Sephton, Peyton Simmons Smith, Jeremy David Smitherman, Edward Clay Therrell, William Houston Therrell, Luke Peters Uithoven, Patrum Booth Veazey, and Marshall Walker Williams III.
The first fruits of this method confirm conclusions that should by now be familiar and uncontroversial: Titus Andronicus contains material written by Peele, Timon of Athens material by Middleton, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen material by Fletcher.
Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton, Henry Silva and DeForest Kelley co-star
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