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32: PINCKNEY, CHARLES COTESWORTH

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32. CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY (1746-1825)American diplomat and general, an aide to Washington at Brandytown and Germantown,member of the Constitutional Convention and first to report the inflammatory "XYZ Affair". Good content A.L.S. signed in full, 3pp. 4to., Charleston, Jan. 9, 1815 to Mr. Petit de Villers. In part: "...if you could hire such a pettianger [boat]...at a rate not very extravagant, to go to St. Simon's and return Inland to my Island, without my being subject to pay for the Pettianger & hands in case of Capture [by the British], I should be glad you would hire as soon as possible such a one for me... [it] would not carry above 5,000 Cane ...a few more than sufficient to plant two acres...the offer has been made with such delicate feeling & genuine politeness, that I should consider myself as acting fastidiously if I decline it...[please] dispose of a few bales of cotton for my niece...remit the proceeds to her in Charleston..." Slight toning, else very good. $500-700

Estimate $500 – $700
Starting Bid $260
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