PINCKNEY, Henry Laurens



PINCKNEY, Henry Laurens, (son of Charles Pinckney), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., September 24, 1794; attended private schools; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charleston; member of the State house of representatives 1816-1832; founded the Charleston Mercury in 1819 and was its sole editor for fifteen years; intendant of Charleston 1830-1832; elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1836; mayor of Charleston 1837-1840; collector of the port of Charleston in 1841 and 1842; tax collector of St. Philip's and St. Michael's parishes 1845-1863; died in Charleston, S.C., February 3, 1863; interment in the Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground.

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Papers: In Charles Cotesworth Pinckney family papers, 1694-1886. 34 containers. Register and card index. Restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Pinckney, Henry Laurens. An address delivered before the Bible Society of the University of Virginia, March 11th, 1835; and published at the request of the Society. Richmond: Printed by T. W. White, 1835.

------. An address delivered before the Temperance Society of the City of Washington. Washington: The Society, 1836.

------. Address to the electors of Charleston District, South Carolina, on the subject of the abolition of slavery. Washington: N.p., 1836.

------. An oration, delivered in the chapel of the South-Carolina College, before the Clariosophic Society Incorporate, and the inhabitants of Columbia, at the anniversary meeting of the Society, on the 5th December, 1825. Charleston: Printed by A.E. Miller, 1826.

------. An oration, delivered in St. Michael's Church, before an assemblage of the inhabitants of Charleston, South-Carolina; on the fourth of July, 1818, in commemoration of American independence; by appointment of the '76 association, and pub. at the request of that Society. Charleston: Printed by W. P. Young, 1818.

------. An oration, delivered in the Independent, or Congregational Church, Charleston, before the State Rights & Free Trade Party, the State Society of Cincinnati, the Revolution Society, the '76 Association, and the State Volunteers, on the 4th of July, 1833: Being the 57th anniversary of American Independence. Charleston: Printed and published by A.E. Miller, 1833.

------. Remarks addressed to the citizens of Charleston on the subject of interments and the policy of establishing a public cemetery beyond the precincts of the City. Charleston: Printed by W. Riley, 1839.

------. Speech of Mr. Pinckney, of South Carolina. [Washington, D.C.: N.p., 1837].

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