Pinckney, Charles

Mount Pleasant, SC — Charles Pinckney was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a governor; the 28-acre site is just a remnant of Pinckney's 715-acre coastal plantation, Snee Farm.

In both his public and private lives, Jefferson wrote in order to structure his own life, and to try to bring into existence the world as he wished it to be. By putting things down on paper, it would be so — if all the relevant parties made the right effort.

Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" (2016)