"Orders by Col. Pinckey, Decemr. 25th 1777 - Parole: Christmas
The Col. wishes a happy Christmas to ye Officers & Men, but hopes The Decent Festivity which he admits this day will not be Debased, by the latter, by Drunkness or Disorderly behaviour, and if it Should he will be under Necessity of debaring them from any Indulgence, on a futur Occasion - For Guard tomorrow Capt. Saunder, Lts. Gadsden & Glover - "
"South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine", ed. A.S. Salley. Charleston: SC Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol. 7 (1906), p. 130.