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date: 01 March 2021

Pinkney, Williamlocked

(17 March 1764–25 February 1822)
  • David L. Sterling

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Pinkney, William (17 March 1764–25 February 1822), lawyer, diplomat, and politician, was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the son of Jonathan Pinkney and Ann Rind. His education at King William school in Annapolis was interrupted at age thirteen when, because of Loyalist sympathies, his father’s property was confiscated during the Revolution. For a time he was instructed at home on a tutorial basis and then began the study of medicine. Pinkney abandoned that training in 1783 when ...

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