Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Autograph Letter Signed "Charles Cotesworth Pinckney," one page, 7.75" x 9.5". Pinckney Island, February 11, 1817. Integral leaf addressed by Pinckney to "Messrs Williamson & DeVillers/ Savannah." In full, "I embrace a chance opportunity to inform you that besides the 2000 feet of inch boards which I am in daily expectation of receiving from you, I shall be obliged to you to send me by the first opportunity 6000 Cypress Shingles, a cask of about 100th of sixpenny cut shingling nails, & 2000 feet more of such boards. I remain very respectfully." In the left margin, Pinckney adds "P.S. Captn Pierce left last night 200 feet of White Pine - But I am in the greatest want of the Lumber I have mentioned, & I have several kind Carpenters who will be idle." Charles Cotesworth Pinckney is one of only four signers of the Constitution never to have served in Congress. A Federalist from South Carolina, in 1800 he was the running mate of President John Adams, and was the presidential candidate in 1804 against Jefferson and 1808 against Madison, losing all three times. Incomplete red wax seal, with a slight separation at the upper horizontal fold, otherwise near fine condition.

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