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1748-1830 Less well-known are the contributions of Harriott Pinckney Horry, whose life and relationship with her mother shed light on the changing status and experiences of elite women in the years of the early republic. The second of Eliza’s three surviving children, Harriott lived with her parents in England while a small child, married into another important plantation and political family of South Carolina at the age of nineteen, and like her mother became a widow while in her thirties. When her mother was stricken with breast cancer in her seventieth year, Harriott accompanied her to Philadelphia in an unsuccessful attempt at a cure, and it is from her 1793 journal that we know of Eliza Pinckney’s last months. A second journal recording Horry’s travels northward from South Carolina to Boston in the spring and summer of 1815, with extensive comments on her observations of areas damaged in the military campaigns of the War of 1812, illustrates both her own astuteness and descriptive powers, and the continued public and private linkages between politically powerful families of the South and North.