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To Alexander Hamilton from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 25 October 1799

From Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Elizabeth Town [New Jersey] Octr: 25th: 1799.

Dear Sr:

I arrived at this place this afternoon from Rhode Island,1 via Paulus Hook. Mrs: Pinckney has sustained the fatigue of her Voyage & Journey better than I expected. She is however much tired, & I shall not be able to leave her tomorrow; but I trust she will be so much recovered as to enable me to pay my respects to you on sunday. If that should not be the case, I will wait upon you the first day I can with propriety do so. The envoys are then to sail.2 I presume this must be a very deep measure; much too profound for my penetration. I always am

Yours very sincerely

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Major General Hamilton

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1The Pinckneys had arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, on September 13, 1799, and left there on October 22 (Newport Mercury, October 29, 1799). See also Caleb Swan to H, September 19, 1799.

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