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CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY


Picture of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

1746-1825

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (South Carolina)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
Quotations
Misquotations
References, Links, & Further Reading



Education: Oxford

Occupation: lawyer, planter

Political Affiliation: Federalist


Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Pinckney was the first president of the Charleston Bible Society.

Views on Religion & Politics:


Quotations:


Misquotations:

"For my part, I never see any of the dirty fellows [Jews] but that I would like to spit him on my sword. In less than 200 years if we admit them, the scurvy scoundrels will be calling us their ancestors." This quote is from the fictitious Pinckney diary. (See the discussion in Paul F. Boller & John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions, Oxford Univ. Press, 1989, p. 105)

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Books

Frances Leigh Williams, A founding family: The Pinckneys of South Carolina, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1978
Marvin R. Zahniser, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Founding Father (Institute of Early American History), Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1967

Articles

Links

A Biography of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 1746-1825 (Hypertext on American History)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, South Carolina (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (Colonial Hall)



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