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A biography of charles pinckney born in october 25th of 1757

Written by Marty D. Matthews In Congress, Pinckney quickly made a name for himself.

Planter, legislator, governor, statesman. Little is known of his childhood.

A biography of charles pinckney born in october 25th of 1757

In 1773, while still in his teens, he enrolled in the Middle Temple in London, but the Revolution prevented him from attending. As a result, he received most of his education in Charleston, first under the tutelage of Dr. David Oliphant and later in the law office of his father. During the Revolution he joined the Charleston militia and saw action at the siege of Savannah September—October 1779 and was captured at the fall of Charleston in May 1780.

After being confined on board the prison ship Pack Horse, Pinckney was eventually paroled in a general prisoner exchange in the summer of 1781. Following his release, he went to Philadelphia. After his father died in September 1782, Pinckney returned to South Carolina the following year to assist his mother in settling the estate and to resume his political career.

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  • Scorned by his class and his family for much of his latter life, Pinckney was also dismissed by some historians as vain, arrogant, and too willing to take credit for the work of others;
  • Pinckney also spoke forcefully regarding negotiations with Spain, stressing that securing navigation rights to the Mississippi River for the United States was imperative to southern interests;
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  • Senator John Hunter resigned from Congress in November 1798, Pinckney was appointed to serve out his term;
  • As a result, he received most of his education in Charleston, first under the tutelage of Dr.

In Congress, Pinckney quickly made a name for himself. Pinckney also spoke forcefully regarding negotiations with Spain, stressing that securing navigation rights to the Mississippi River for the United States was imperative to southern interests. In 1786 Pinckney was one of three members appointed to persuade the New Jersey assembly to pay their share of Confederation taxes.

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  • His plan was put aside, however, when word came from Annapolis that a call had been made for a convention of the states to reconsider the powers of the federal government;
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  • After his father died in September 1782, Pinckney returned to South Carolina the following year to assist his mother in settling the estate and to resume his political career.

In his address, Pinckney suggested that if they did not agree with the operation of the government, they should call a convention to try to make necessary improvements. Making a similar call two months later in the Confederation Congress, Pinckney submitted a plan for amending the Articles of Confederation to give more power to the national government, especially in the regulation of commerce.

His plan was put aside, however, when word came from Annapolis that a call had been made for a convention of the states to reconsider the powers of the federal government. The legislative branch would consist of a Senate and a House of Delegates. The House would be elected proportionately to the white population, with slaves being counted as three-fifths of a person toward representation.

To fill the Senate, the states would be divided into districts according to size. The larger the size of the state, the more senators it would have.

A biography of charles pinckney born in october 25th of 1757

The judicial branch, appointed by the legislature, would hear cases brought against United States officers and settle matters between states and between a state and the federal government. There would also be a court of admiralty. One of the most important moments for Pinckney during the convention came on June 25.

Speaking to his fellow delegates, he made a forceful case for the unique quality of America and the importance of seeking original solutions for a new government. The address was redolent with republican ideology, such as calling for a nation led by an aristocracy based on merit, not birth, as well as themes that influenced Jacksonian democracy in the next century.

The following month he served at the state ratifying convention, speaking in support of the new constitution he had helped to create and reiterating the themes of his June 25, 1787, speech in Philadelphia.

Supporters of the document, however, outweighed the opposition, and South Carolina ratified the Constitution by a vote of 149 to 73. Pinckney was elected governor in 1789 and became the first to serve at the new capital of Columbia, basing his political operations from his plantation Greenwich, on the Congaree River just south of town. He also presided over the state constitutional convention of 1790. Senator John Hunter resigned from Congress in November 1798, Pinckney was appointed to serve out his term.

From 1801 to 1805 he attempted to conduct foreign affairs but found himself hampered by an arrogant Spanish court and a secretary of state, James Madison, who believed Pinckney to be inept in diplomatic matters.

  1. Charles pinckney 1757-1824 , longtime governor of south carolina 1789-92, 1796-98, 1806-08 , was born in charleston, fought in the american revolution, and served in the confederation congress, 1784-87. Thomas pinckney 1750-1828 , american statesman and diplomat, was born in charleston, south carolina, on the 23rd of october 1750, a younger brother of charles cotesworth pinckney.
  2. Planter, legislator, governor, statesman. Charles cotesworth pinckney was born on february 25 1746, in charleston charles had one brother.
  3. University of South Carolina Press, 2004.
  4. On October 29, 1824, Pinckney died in Charleston, and he was buried in the graveyard at St.
  5. Charles pinckney 1757-1824 , american statesman, was born on the 26th of october 1757 at charleston, south carolina he was the son of charles pinckney 1731-1784 , first president of the first south carolina provincial congress jan to june 1775 , and a cousin of charles cotesworth pinckney.

Returning to South Carolina in 1806, Pinckney was reelected governor in December and served a record fourth term. Although he may have alienated his family and his socioeconomic peers, as well as some in his own party, the majority of the people in South Carolina respected his ability and his willingness to reach across class and geographic lines in order to unite the state. He served in various state offices until 1814, when he retired from public life.

The respite was brief, however, and in 1819 Pinckney was elected to the U. There he spoke in opposition to the Missouri Compromise, claiming that it threatened southern interests, particularly slavery, and paving the way for later southern advocates such as John C. Declining reelection in 1821, Pinckney left the public arena for good. On October 29, 1824, Pinckney died in Charleston, and he was buried in the graveyard at St.

He was survived by a daughter, Mary Eleanor Pinckney, and a son, Henry Laurens Pinckney, whose birth had claimed the life of his mother in 1794. Another daughter, Frances Henrietta Pinckney, had predeceased her father. Scorned by his class and his family for much of his latter life, Pinckney was also dismissed by some historians as vain, arrogant, and too willing to take credit for the work of others.

He was actually an important transitional figure at both the state and national levels. On a national level, he bridged the generation gap between the founding fathers of the revolutionary period and their successors in the age of Andrew Jackson.

University of Tennessee Press, 1986.

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