George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 18 October 1798

To Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Mount Vernon 18th Octor 1798

My dear Sir

The Gazettes have announced your safe arrival at New York. On which happy event I most sincerely congratulate you, Mrs Pinckney and family. We were under no small apprehensions on your account. Although nothing is said respecting it, we hope Miss Pinckney’s health is perfectly restored.

As it is not probable that you will travel by Water to Charleston, it is unnecessary, I trust to add, that we should be exceedingly glad to see you at this place on your route by Land; and that you wd make it one of your halting places.1

Mrs Washington & Miss Custis unite in every good wish—& in respectful Compliments, to Mrs, Miss Pinckney, & yourself, with My dear Sir Your Most Obedient and Affecte Hble Servan⟨t⟩

Go: Washington

ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW.

1Pinckney and his wife and daughter spent Christmas at Mount Vernon (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:327–28).

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