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The author of this humorous ballad is unknown. It was written at Charleston, South Carolina, a short time after the event it commemorates, and published in the ministerial issues and broadsides, as " an authentic account of the affair of honor between General Robert Howe1 and Lieutenant-Governor Christopher Gadsden,2 and too good a story to be told in simple prose."
AFFAIR OF HONOR.
It was on Mr. Peroy's land,
At squire Rugeley's corner, Great H. and G. met sword in hand,
Upon a point of honor.