Women of South Carolina in the Revolution, a set of source documents
This section was basically begun by readers. Several teachers requested information on Emily Geiger, which resulted in the treasure trove contained within these pages. An elementary school student wrote asking about the Martin sisters. Thanks to all, thanks to all contributors, and thanks for all corrections and documented data points.
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As a scientist, I must caution any of you using these documents for school work, that Mr. Salley is correct on one point. None of these documents on Emily Geiger survive the test of scientific validity as original source documents, as presented. The original wedding invitation would have to be examined by someone who could judge the authenticity. That said, methinks Mr. Salley doth protest too much! Even if that invitation is authentic, it of course, does not prove the reality of Emily's Ride. Some background reading on oral history would be appropriate. Note that given the temper of the times, it was decidedly unladylike to have done what Emily and these other ladies are reputed to have done. That alone is a pretty strong argument that these events happened.
Most of this material would not stand the test of scientific validation.
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