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More than 100 in Lowcountry becoming citizens

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - More than 100 people are taking the oath to become new American citizens at a plantation once owned by a framer of the U.S. Constitution.

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant. The site is located on the last 28 acres of Snee Farm, a plantation once owned by Pinckney who helped write the Constitution.

The National Park Service and the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services have held the swearing in ceremonies at national parks in recent years.

Ceremonies have been held at Snee Farm since 1997.

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