This is novel book. Short sketch of an extraordinary French couple, viz. , the grandfather and mother of our hero—their early and happy loves — cruel persecution of the priests—final expulsion from their native country—providential settlement in South Carolina — their prosperous and exemplary lives —singular will of old Marion—and birth of his grandson, Francis. Immortal may their memory be Who fought and bled for liberty. One thousand seven hundred and thirty two was a glorious year for America. It gave birth to two of the noblest thunderbolts of her wars, George Washington and Francis Marion. The latter was born in St. John's parish, South Carolina. His father also was a Carolinian, but his grandfather was a Huguenot or French Protestant, who lived near Rochelle, in the blind and bigoted days of Louis XIV.