To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
N. Y. Feby. 25th. 1800
I have been for a considerable time unavoidably absent from this city.1 Recently returned, I find several letters from you2 to which I shall particularly attend as soon as objects more urgent which have accumulated in my absence will permit. My cooperation with you towards the Secretary of War in certain particulars will not be delayed.
With true esteem &c
Major Genl. Pinckney
Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. H had been absent from New York from January 19 to February 17, 1800, appearing before the Court of Errors in Albany on behalf of Louis Le Guen in his protracted dispute with Isaac Gouverneur and Peter Kemble. See Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., ed., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , II, 48–164. See also H to James McHenry, January 15, February 17, 1800.