One Dollar South Carolina Currency
PRINTER: Peter Timothy (d. 1782) was born in Holland and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1731 as a young boy. A printer by trade, his rather, Louis Timothy (d.1738) was an early business partner of Benjamin Franklin. In 1733 the family moved to Charleston, South Carolina. In 1738 Louis died. Timothy’s mother Elizabeth continued to manage the family print shop in partnership with Franklin until 1739 when she bought out his interest. She continued to manage the business until Peter reached his majority. Peter Timothy grew the business into a virtual monopoly. He was the official printer to the Commons House of Assembly and the publisher of the South Carolina Gazette.