A Prominent South Carolina Statesman Discusses Issues with Great Britain During the Adams Administration Pinckney, Charles [1757-1824]. Three Letters, Written, And Originally Published Under the Signature of A South Carolina Planter. The First, On the Case of Jonathan Robbins; Decided Under the Twenty-Sixth Article of the Treaty with Great-Britain, In the District Court of the United States, For South Carolina. The Second, On the Recent Captures of American Vessels by British Cruisers, Contrary to the Laws of Nations, And the Treaty Between the Two Countries. The Third, On the Right of Expatriation. Philadelphia: Aurora-Office, 1799. , 65 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges. Light browning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. $300. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1799, the other published in Charleston. Pinckney was a prominent delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention and later U.S. Senator from South Carolina and minister to Spain. This pamphlet reprints a series of three articles in a Charleston newspaper. The first letter discusses constitutional issues raised in the case of Jonathan Robbins, an American seaman who was handed over to the British courts to face a charge of mutiny. The second letter deals with the seizure of American ships by British Cruisers. The third letter concerns the settlement of claims between the United States and Great Britain. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 62898. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7296.
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