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McCORD, David James, lawyer, born in Fort Metre, South Carolina, in Jalmary, 1797; died in Columbia, South Carolina, 12 May, 1855. He was graduated at South Carolina college in 1816, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1818. From 1825 till 1827 he was state reporter, and in 1825 he was made intendant, or mayor, of Columbia, South Carolina Between 1828 and 1830 he travelled in Europe, and witnessed the revolution in Paris. He returned to Carolina during the nullification exciteinent, entered the legislature, and was active as an advocate of extreme state rights. For many years Mr. McCord was chairman of the important committee on Federal relations, and exerted hilnself efficiently for the improvement of the judiciary system. As a trustee of South Carolina college, he became intimate with Dr. Thomas Cooper, of whom he left interesting reminiscences. In 1836 he retired from the bar, became president of the state bank in Columbia, and aided in establishing the " South Carolina Law Journal," which was not long continued. In 183***!) he was appointed compiler and editor of the "Statutes at Large of South Carolina," a work which had been begun by Dr. Thomas Cooper. After 1840 he devoted himself to agriculture as a cotton-planter, and contributed many papers. Upon political economy to the " Southern Review" and to "De Bow's Review." He published "Reports of Cases determined in the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina" (4 vols., 1821-'8), and "Chancery Cases in the Court of Appeals of South Carolina" (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1827-'9).--His wife, Louisa Susannah, poet, born in Columbia, South Carolina, 3 December, 1810; died in Charleston, South Carolina, 27 November, 1880, was the daughter of Langdon Cheves, and was educated in Philadelphia. In 1840 she married Mr. McCord, and settled on "Langsyne" plantation at Fort Motte, on Congaree river. She conducted the hospital on her plantation, attending to the negroes, and once set a fractured arm. Her publications are "Sophisms of the Protective Policy," a translation from the French of F. Bas-tiat (New York, 1848); a volume of poems entitled " My Dreams" (Philadelphia, 1848) ; "Caius Gracchus," a tragedy (New York, 1851); and numerous contributions to current literature MeCORD, George Herbert, artist, born in New York city, 1 August, 1848. He was a pupil of Moses Morse in 1866, and first exhibited in the Academy of design in 1868. In 1880 he was elected an asso-elate, and in 1883 he received a silver medal at the Massachusetts charitable mechanics' institute exhibition, and in 1884 a bronze medal and diploma at the World's fair, New Orleans. During 1875-'8 he travelled in New England, Canada, Florida, and the west, where he made many sketches. Mr. McCord is a member of the American water-color society, the Sahnagundi club, and the Artists' fund society, of which last he was secretary during 1878-'80. His principal works are "Sunnyside, Home of Washington Irving" (1876); "Cave of the Winds, Niagara," and "Wintry Night, Fifth Avenue" (1878) ; "Near Biddeford, Maine," and "Napanock Mills" (1879); " ttunting Days" (1850); " Winter Evening on the Hudson" (1881); "Market Place, Montreal" (1882) ; "Vesper Hour" and "Where Swallows ***Skinl" (1883); "Memory of June," "Ice Harvest," and "Cross-Road Bridge" (1884) ; " Old Mill-Race on Whippany River, New Jersey" (1885) ; and "Long Pond, New ftampshire" (1886).
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