Pinckney, Charles, 1731-1782
- Existence: 1731 - 1782
Charles Pinckney was was a prominent South Carolina lawyer and planter based in Charleston, South Carolina. Commissioned as a colonel for the Charles Towne Militia in the colonial era, he was widely known as "Colonel Pinckney." Captured by the British in 1780 in the fall of Charleston, Pinckney was among more than 160 men who signed loyalty oaths to protect their properties, which the British would otherwise have confiscated and possibly destroyed. After the war, to penalize his Loyalist oath, the state legislature assessed a fine against Pinckney based on the value of his property.
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Two page fragment endorsed on recto by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Inscription ofn wrapper attributing endorsement on verso of manuscript to Charles Pinckney 1758-1824, is in error, signer is Charles Pinckney 1731-1782.