To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
New York March 7. 1799
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.
ALS, Pinckney Family Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Letter not found.
3. This 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.”