I came across
this article; here's some pertinent excerpts:
Excerpts of articles from Charleston, S.C. newspapers
containing the names of Saint-Domingue Refugees (1796-1818)
"The following excerpts were taken from newspapers of Charleston, South Carolina,
printed around the turn of the 19th century: the Charleston Courier, the
Charleston City Gazette, and the Charleston Times. They were extracted by
Nicholas Butler, Project Archivist, South Carolina Historical Society, when he
was researching benefits held in aid of the Saint-Domingue refugees. Also
included are a few miscellaneous public notices (marriages, formation of
business partnerships, liquor license applications, etc.) Information in
brackets  is that of Mr. Butler."
City Gazette 31 August 1796: Ad soliciting funds to erect a "Temple for the
worship of the Supreme Being" (i.e., the
inter-denominational chapel at the Charleston Orphan House). Donations are being
accepted by Ralph Izard, jr., Judge
[Aedanus] Burke, General [C. C.] Pinckney, Doctor [David] Ramsay, Dr. [Edward]
Lynah, Don Diego Morphy, the Spanish
Victor Dupont, the French consul, Benjamin Moody, the British consul, O'Brien
Smith, David O'Hara, Michael Crowley, and
Dr. [Simon Felix] Gallagher [pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church].
City Gazette and Times 28 December 1803 (Wed.): "Concert and Ball. This Evening,
28th instant, at the Concert Room, in
Church-street, by subscription, for the benefit of an unfortunate family, lately
arrived in Charleston, from the island of St.
Domingo. Don Diego Morphy, Thomas Miller, Constant Boisgerard, George Jouve }
Managers. Tickets, 5 dollars each [Note:
usual ticket price = $1] to be had of the above gentlemen. N. B. The rules and
decorum observed at the St. Cecilia Society, will
be strictly adhered to. The Concert to begin at seven o'clock precisely."
Note: Postponed the next day to Friday on account of the weather.
City Gazette 13 February 1805: "The Committee appointed to distribute the money
that has heretofore been raised for the
support of the distressed inhabitants of St. Domingo, now in this city, having
informed several respectable citizens that the funds
in their hands were nearly exhausted, and that if some means were not fallen on
to raise a further sum to relieve them, many
helpless women and children would be reduced to the greatest distress. In
consequence of this information, a meeting was held
yesterday at Mr. Sollee's Long-Room [i. e. Concert Hall], when it was agreed,
that a Concert and Ball should be given on
Tuesday, the 25th instant, and that the money arising from the sale of tickets,
should be applied for that benevolent purpose. The
following gentlemen were appointed managers:---Messrs. G[abriel]. Manigault,
Desaussure, Soult [John Francis Soult =
commissary of commercial relations for the French Republic] , Dr. Prioleau,
Winthrop, W[illiam]. L[oughton]. Smith, Steinmetz
[J. E. A. Steinmetz = Prussian Consul for SC], J. Parker, Dr. Lynah, Don Diego
Morphy, Williamson, A[dam]. Tunno, [Peter]
Freneau and J. Ward.We are informed that in the course of to-morrow Tickets for
the Concert may be had from either of the
City Gazette 14 February 1805 (Thurs.): "Concert and Ball. For the benefit of
the distressed Inhabitants of St. Domingo in this
city. It having been suggested to some Gentlemen of this city, that a sum of
money might be raised for this Humane Purpose, by
the above mentioned means:-- on the subject taken into consideration, it was
agreed that a Concert and Ball, should be given at
the St. Cecilia Society's Concert Room, in Church-street, ( the use of which the
Proprietor, Mr. Sollee, has kindly offered free
of expense ) on Tuesday, the 26th instant, to commence precisely at 7 o'clock.
Tickets, each admitting one Gentleman, ( who can
introduce as many Ladies as he may please ) at Five Dollars each, are ready and
may be had on application to either of the
Subscribers, who are appointed Managers. Gabriel Manigault, H. W. Desaussure, J.
F. Soult, P. G. Prioleau, Joseph Winthrop,
W. L. Smith, I. E. A. Steinmetz, J. Parker, James Lynah, Diego Morphy, John
Williamson, Adam Tunno, Peter Freneau, John
Ward." This same ad is in the Courier on 2/15.
City Gazette 11 April 1805 (Thurs.): "Miss [Antoinette] La Roque's Concert. Miss
La Roque [a native of St. Domingo] has the
honor to acquaint the Ladies and Gentlemen of Charleston, that On Thursday, the
18th instant, she purposes [sic] having A
Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, At the St. Cecilia Society's Concert
Room, in Church-street, (Mr. Sollee's) and
humbly solicits a portion of that liberal patronage and support, which so
eminently characterizes the respectable inhabitants of
this city. A Band of Music will attend, for such Ladies and Gentlemen as may
choose to Dance after the concert. Tickets, at a
Dollar each, may be had of the following gentlemen, viz. Henry W. Desaussure,
Thomas Bee, jun. Thomas W. Bacot, John S.
Cogdell, James Ladson, John Mitchell, Dr. James Moultrie, William W. Smith, Dr.
Robert Pringle, Dr. Philip G. Prioleau,
Timothy Ford, George Reid, Charles B. Cochran, William S. Hasell, Benjamin B.
Smith, Dr. A. Baron, jun., Officers and
Managers of the St. Cecilia Society. Also of Don Diego Morphy, J. F. Soult, I.
E. A. Steinmetz, and Peter Freneau, Esquires;
likewise, at the Post-Office, and of Miss La Roque, No. 10, Liberty-street."
NOTE: this was in the Courier on 4/12.
Times 9 April 1806 (Wed.): "Miss Laroque's Concert. Miss Laroque has the honor
to acquaint the Ladies and Gentlemen of
Charleston, that on Thursday Evening, the 17th instant, she purposes [sic]
having A Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music;
At the St. Cecilia Society Concert Room, in Church-street (Mr. Sollee's) and
humbly solicits a portion of that liberal patronage
which so eminently characterize the respectable inhabitants of this city. A Band
of Music will attend for such Ladies and
Gentlemen as may choose to Dance after the Concert. Tickets, at a Dollar each,
may be had of the following gentlemen, viz.
Timothy Ford, Daniel C. Webb, W. Hazell [sic], Thomas W. Bacot, James Ladson,
John Mitchell, William L. Smith, John S.
Cogdell, Dr. P. G. Prioleau, Charles B. Cochran, Dr. A. Baron, jun. John S. Bee,
William Drayton, Joseph Manigault, Officers
and Managers of the St. Cecilia Society. Also of Don Diego Morphy and Peter Freneau, esquires; likewise at the Courier and
Times Office, and of Miss Laroque." In Courier on 4/10.
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