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PINCKNEY LEARNS OF WASHINGTON'S DEATH PINCKNEY, CHARLES COATESWORTH. Autograph Letter Signed, to Washington's personal secretary Tobias Lear, sending his condolences to [Washington's step-granddaughter Eleanor Parke Custis] Lewis and Mrs. Washington. 1 page, folio, with integral address leaf; faint scattered foxing, remnants of prior mounting along center vertical fold on terminal page, addressed in his hand, docketing written below address panel. "Cantonment at Harper's Ferry [VA]," 17 December 1799
"I have this moment met your servant with a letter at this place informing me of our irreparable loss. I shall not attempt to express my feelings on this occasion: language cannot describe them. In him I have lost a friend & father. Say everything proper for me to Mrs. Washington & Mrs. Lewis. I cannot console them; but I can weep with them."
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