Henry Laurens

Bounding Catherwood was a 2,000-acre tract granted to Henry Laurens, a leading Charleston merchant. Laurens claimed four grants of land from the British government, all apparently made in 1770, but none were developed. Laurens, later to serve as president of the Continental Congress while the American Revolution was being fought, consistently denigrated the potential of East Florida for prosperous plantation development.

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