George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Harriott Pinckney Horry, 14 April 1791

From Harriott Pinckney Horry

Hampton, Santee [S.C] 14 April 1791. Requests that her house may serve as a stage on GW’s route to Charleston.

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

Harriott Pinckney Horry was the sister of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and the widow of Col. Daniel Horry (d. 1785). She lived at Hampton, her rice plantation in St. James Santee Parish, Charleston District. GW arrived there in time for breakfast on 1 May and was greeted by Mrs. Horry, her mother and daughter, and several nieces, all of them “arrayed in sashes and bandeaux painted with the general’s portrait and mottoes of welcome.” See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:125–26.

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