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Archcraft, Thomas

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Archcraft, Thomas     South Carolina 16th century  

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He was for the first quater century of European settlemnt the only gunsmith of south Carolina. His value to the colony was being the only cabable of repairing their weapons. But his real profit was in manufacture of Indian hatchets. Therefore the council received many complaints that he was not repairing guns that had been given to him for that propose. And he was ordered to stop making Indian hatchets untis the repairs of guns were completed. Archcraft ignored that edict and even the threat of imprisonment evoked no response. He striked and even other forms of persuasion of the council did not work. Finally his tools were took away.

It was reported that he did not mended the guns or returned them as ill or worse than when he received them. But no choice. He was the only one.