Letters to Thomas Pinckney, 1789-1792.
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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...
Charleston, S.C. attorney, politician, plantation owner, and Revolutionary War officer. He was the son of Charles Pinckney (ca. 1699-1758) and Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793). Thomas Pinckney was interested in scientific agriculture and authored a number of articles on the subject. From the description of Thomas Pinckney papers, ca. 1790-ca. 1825. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 35953391 Charleston, South Carolina attorney, soldier, and politici...