enron: I have never seen anything about that. Most histories on the period cite a “soft” ideological approach to the conflict in the South (including from the best colonial South Carolina historian, Robert Weir), though I think there is some merit to the position that Southerners did fear impending slave insurrection in 1775. The British had done it before in the Caribbean. I would have to see more concrete evidence to believe it, and as Matt said, I don’t know how much exists. I am more than skeptical.