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Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was born in 1767, in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a soldier in the American Revolution, ranking as high as brigader. His entire life was fought for freedom; in 1788, he was instrumental in securing the ratification of the new Constitution. He was the Minister of France for Washington in 1796. However, after the French refused to give him a permit to stay in France, he was forced to return to the United States. In 1808, he was the candidate for President of the United States representing the Federalist party, but failed to win the election.