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Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker
Inscription.
One of the Founders of the American Republic

Born February 25, 1746, Charleston

Member of Provincial Assembly 1769
District Attorney General for South Carolina 1773
Member of Provincial Congress 1775
Officer of the Continental Army 1775
Prisoner of War 1780-82
Delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1787
Signatory of the United States Constitution
Minister to France during the XYZ Affair 1796
"Millions for defense not a cent for tribute"
A Founder of South Carolina College, Columbia 1801
Federalist Candidate for Vice President of the United States 1880
Federalist Candidate for President of the United States 1804 & 1808
President, The South Carolina Jockey Club,
President, The Society for Relief of Widows and Orphans,
President, Charleston Library Society,
President,
The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina
President General, The Society of the Cincinnati
Actively campaigned against dueling in South Carolina
First President of the Charleston Bible Society 1810

"He combined the virtues of the patriot
and the piety of the Christian"

Died August 16, 1825, Charleston
 
Location. 32° 46.575′ N, 79° 
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Headstone Reads :
Underneath
This stone
are deposited
the earthly remains of
Charles Cotesworth
Pinckney
Son of
Charles Pinckney,
and Elizi Lucis,
Born 25th February 1746
Died 16th August 1825

To The Memory Of
General Charles Cotesworth Pickney One of the founders of
the American Republic
In war
He was the companion in arms
and the friend of Washington
In Peace
He enjoyed his unchanging confidence
and maintained with enlightened zeal
the principals of his administration
and the Constitution.
As a statesmanhe bequeathed to his country the sentiment,
millions for defence
not a cent for tribute.
As a lawyer,
His learning was various and profound
His principals pure his practice liberal
with all the accomplishments
Of the gentleman
He combined the virtues of the patriot
and the pirty of the Christian
His name
Is recorded in the history of his country
inscribed on the charter of her liberties
and cherished in the affections of her citizens
Obeit XVI August MDCCCXXV
Aetatis, LXXIX

Placed by
His Descendants
The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina
The William Moultrie Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
2010
55.831′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the St. Michael's Church's back wall near the entrance to the cemetery from either Meeting Street or Broad Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St Michael's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Michael's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Ravenel II House (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Timrod (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Salvador (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Society of the Cincinnati
was founded at the close of the Revolutionary War by the officers of the Continental line and their French counterparts, who had served together in the struggle for American independence. They wished to preserve the rights and liberties for which they had fought and to foster the bonds of friendship
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3. Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
that had been formed among them during the long years of war. The Society's founding document, the Institution, was adopted on May 13, 1783. The Society took its name from the Roman hero Cincinnatus, the citizen-soldier who was twice called to lead his country in war and, after each victory, declined offers of power and position to return to his home and plough. George Washington, known as the "Cincinnatus of the West," was elected the Society's first president general, a position he held until his death in 1799.
    — Submitted September 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. The XYZ Affair
was a 1798 diplomatic episode during the administration of John Adams that Americans interpreted as an insult from France. It led to an undeclared naval war called the Quasi-War, which raged at sea from 1797 to 1800. The Federalist Party took advantage of the national anger to build an army and pass the Alien and Sedition Acts to damage the rival Democratic Republican Party
    — Submitted September 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

3. The Charleston Bible Society,
established in 1810, in Charleston, South Carolina, is an interdenominational Christian Ministry
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Marker
that provides Holy Bibles to those who need, desire, and want to learn God's Word. The Bibles collected by its members from churches, individuals, and other sources are distributed to local shelters, churches, prisons, and other ministries, as well as nationally and internally through missions and missionaries, charities, and churches during times of need and opportunity to educate those who seek to know God through scripture.
    — Submitted September 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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