Trenton War Department 7 Sept. 1799.
The inclosed letter from Major General Pinckney expresses his wish <
and> respecting an appointment in the army for Thomas Pinckney junr. the son of his brother Major Pinckney. If you think it proper to appoint the young gentleman a Lieutenant in the 1st. Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers I have no doubt but it will be pleasing to both father & brother. Mr Pinckney is a student at Princetown College, an officer in a volunteer militia Company formed of the scholars, and I understand has a decided passion for the military life.
With the greatest respect I have the honour to be, Sir, / Your most obt & most hbl st.
MHi: Adams Papers.