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Hewat, Alexander (1740?–03 March 1824), historian and minister, was born in Scotland. Nothing is known of Hewat’s parentage and birth. He attended the 1755–1756 session at the University of Edinburgh where he studied logic and metaphysics. In November 1763 he was called to Charleston, South Carolina, to minister to one of the leading, dissenting Scottish First Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina....