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    Charles Pinckney 1753 Salary Receipt ADS: "Chas Pinckney," 1p, 7.5" x 5". [Province of South Carolina], April 2, 1753. In full: "Receivd April 2d 1753 from George Saxby Esqr Receiver Goods the Sum of forty pounds Sterling being two hundred & Eighty Curr.t money being one Years Salary due to George Morley Esq Provost Marshall of the province of South Carolina 25th March last first deducting the Sum of one pound four shillg one penny for the Eleven days Difference in the Style Owed as Atty to Mr Morley." The Gregorian calendar was proclaimed by Pope Gregory XIII and took effect in most Catholic countries in 1582, in which October 4, 1582 of the Julian calendar was followed by October 15th, 11 days later, in the new calendar. The Gregorian calendar was adopted by Great Britain and her colonies in September 1752, hence the 11 days mentioned in this receipt. Charles Pinckney was a noted South Carolina politician and the father of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was long prominent in colonial affairs, serving as Attorney General of the Province of South Carolina in 1733, Speaker of the Assembly in 1736, 1738 and 1740, Chief Justice of the province in 1752–1753, and agent for South Carolina in England from 1753 until his death in 1758. Lightly browned. Inlaid. In fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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