Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 7 March 1799

To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

New York March 7. 1799

I duly received My Dear Sir Your letter of the 17th of January.1 Accept my thanks for the remarks it contains on the plan for a Military School.2

We were extremely alarmed yesterday by the intelligence coming from Philadelphia of an accident to you at a Review. But an arrival here has greatly relieved us.3 We earnestly desire a contradiction. Affectly & truly yrs.


General Pinckney

ALS, Pinckney Family Papers, Library of Congress.

1Letter not found.

3This is a reference to the following item which appeared in The New-York Gazette and General Advertiser, March 7, 1799: “We have been at some pains to come at the source of the report of Gen. Pinckney’s being shot at Charleston—but cannot. We believe it to be a fabrication.”

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