Fear for South Carolina's safety prompts Governor Lyttelton to urge construction of a powder magazine in the interior of the colony. The legislature would choose Dorchester for the magazine, probably because of the river and roads that bound the village to Charleston.
Portion of message from Gov. Lyttelton to Commons House, 1757 winter session, calling for construction of powder magazine in interior of colony. Read in Commons House of Assembly January 25, 1757. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, S165226. Reprinted in Terry W. Lipscomb, ed., The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 20, 1755 - July 6, 1757, The Colonial Records of South Carolina (Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1989), p. 305.