Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Beresford, Richard

Beresford, Richard, a Delegate from South Carolina; born near Charleston, St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, Berkeley County, S.C., in 1755; educated in South Carolina and in England; studied law at the Middle Temple in London; was admitted to the bar in 1773 and practiced in Charleston, S.C.; engaged in planting, with extensive estates in Berkeley and Colleton Counties, S.C., and in England; took an active part in the Revolution, serving Under General Huger in the Georgia campaign in 1778; was captured at the fall of Charleston in 1780 and imprisoned at St. Augustine until 1781, when he was exchanged; member of the State house of representatives in 1781; elected by the State general assembly a member of the privy council in 1782; elected Lieutenant Governor in January 1783, but resigned shortly afterwards, having been elected to Congress; Member of the Continental Congress from May 30, 1783, to June 3, 1784; resumed planting; later engaged in literary pursuits; published the Vigil in Charleston in 1798; died in Charleston, S.C., February 6, 1803.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Beresford, Richard," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.843 Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L6AI81ADSG2KAR.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Beresford, Richard." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.843, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L6AI81ADSG2KAR.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Beresford, Richard' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.843. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L6AI81ADSG2KAR.