Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 1 June 1795

From Charles Cotesworth Pinckney1

Charleston [South Carolina] June 1, 1795. “This will be presented to you by Mr: Daniel Blake, a young Gentleman born & educated in England tho of American Parents. He is the Son of a Mr: Wm: Blake a Gentleman of very extensive fortune in this State. He intends to spend this summer in visiting the Northern & Eastern States….”

ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

1Pinckney, who had served as a colonel during the American Revolution, practiced law in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1782 he was elected to the state legislature. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and was a member of the state ratifying convention. He was offered and refused both the command of the Army in 1791 and the post of Secretary of War in 1794.

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