Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will be in Charleston again Wednesday.
She will receive a facsimile of John Locke's handwritten manuscript of the 1669 Fundamental Constitution of Carolina at the Charleston Library Society. Federal District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf of Massachusetts is scheduled to speak at the occasion.
O'Connor retired from the court in 2006 and was in Charleston in 2009 promoting her civics initiative called "Our Courts." During that trip she said one of the things that impressed her the most was seeing Locke's manuscript in the Library Society's vaults, according to society spokeswoman Susan Waring.
Wolf has also been in Charleston before. During his visit last year, he expressed his interest in the Library Society's letter from Chief Justice John Marshall to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, written the day he administered the oath of office to Thomas Jefferson, according to Waring. Wolf will talk about the significance of that letter at the presentation.
The occasion starts at 6 p.m. at 164 King St. and includes a reception afterward. Tickets are $50 and can be bought by calling 1-800-838-3006 or on the society's website at charlestonlibrarysociety.org.
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