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David Ramsay (1749–1815), a physician, legislator, and historian, graduated from the College of New Jersey and studied medicine at the College of Philadelphia with Benjamin Rush. He accepted a position and settled permanently in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1774. His History of the American Revolution was published in Philadelphia in 1789 and serialized in the Columbian Magazine. Six American editions of the book were published between 1789 and 1865, as well as German, Dutch, Irish, and two English and French editions.
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