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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Mss-0177

Scope and Contents

The letter in this collection is a typed copy made by Mary Stevenson of the original letter in the Charleston Library Society--Manuscript Collection #59. The letter is written by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to General Andrew Pickens from Charleston on December 1, 1809. In the letter General Cotesworth is acknowledging the receipt of rent from property belonging to him. He also discusses the state of his health and politics.


  • 1809


Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to copy must be obtained from the Charleston Library Society.

Biographical Note

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was born in 1746, the son of Chief Justice Charles Pinckney and Eliza Lucas. He served in the Revolutionary War and was discharged as a brigadier general. Pinckney served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and in 1790, along with other prominent South Carolina men, helped draw up a new state constitution for South Carolina. He also helped organize the South Carolina College which later became the University of South Carolina. Pinckney died in 1825.


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Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Mary Pasco Conrad Stevenson,1968.

Location of Originals

Manuscript Collection #59, Charleston Library Collection, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401, 843-723-9912.

General Note

Formerly accessioned as 68-7.

Reproduction Note

Typed copy, Charleston, SC., Clemson University Libraries, February 23, 1968.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Clemson University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Repository

230 Kappa St.
Clemson SC 29634 U.S.A. US