From James McHenry
Trenton [N.J.] 18 Octbr 1798.
My dear General
The inclosed is copy of a letter from General Pinckney received yesterday morning. I immediately answered it, a copy of which is also inclosed.1 Yours ever and affectionately
1. The enclosed letters, both of which are in DLC:GW, are Charles Cotesworth Pinckney’s to McHenry of 14 Oct. and McHenry’s to Pinckney of 17 October. In his letter to McHenry, Pinckney indicates his acceptance of the commission as major general and requests an appointment for his secretary Henry M. Rutledge. McHenry’s congratulatory reply enclosed Pinckney’s commission as major general.