Charles Cotesworth Pinckney ALS
Single page autograph letter signed, 7.75" x 10", written extensively on recto and verso. Accompanied by the addressed mailing sheet with has the expected tears from the likely opening where a wax seal would have been present. Dated "Pinckney Island January 10, 1817", and signed by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in full signature "Charles Cotesworth Pinckney". Edges have chipping with some paper loss, expected folds, with two tears. Very good.
A lovely letter describing the purchase and payment for two parcels of cotton, 4000 shingles, 1004 feet of inch boards. Pinckney is requesting more boards, flooring boards, featheredge boards, and a cask of 20 penny weight nails. It would appear he is building a barn, as later in life, after the 1808 election, Pinckney focused on managing his plantations and developing his legal practice.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (February 25, 1746 August 16, 1825) was an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was twice nominated by the Federalist Party as its presidential candidate in 1804 and 1808, losing both elections.
Pinckney was born into a powerful family of aristocratic planters. He practiced law for several years and was elected to the colonial legislature. A supporter of independence from Great Britain, Pinckney served in the American Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of brigadier general. After the war, he won election to the South Carolina legislature, where he and his brother Thomas Pinckney represented the landed elite of the South Carolina Low Country.
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