Sylvanus, "A Political Problem," March 1769
As the Back Inhabitants [of South Carolina] were debarr’d from giving their
Votes for Members of the Parishes in which they reside . . . how, and in what
Manner . . . can they be said to be represented in the General Assembly? . . .
Is it not Paradoxical, That the Frontier and Interior Inhabitants should pay
Duties and Taxes impos’d on them by their fellow Provincials, to which they
have not given, or had their Assent requir’d? And with what Consistency can our
Assembly exercise such Powers . . . when they deny such Authority over
themselves to be vested in the British Parliament?