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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

  • [An American statesman; born at Charleston, S.C., 1746; minister to France, 1796, but refused recognition; returned later with Marshall and Gerry; died 1825.]
  • Millions for defence, not a cent for tribute!

  • The treaty made by John Jay with England threatening to involve the United States in a war with France, the Directory refused to receive the American minister, but threw out hints that money paid by the United States might have a favorable effect; to which Pinckney made a reply which became a watchword.