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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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042. Nathaniel Heyward to Mary Barnwell -- October 28, 1823
042. Nathaniel Heyward to Mary Barnwell -- October 28, 1823 Condolence letter from Nathaniel Heyward, Sr. to Mary Barnwell, upon hearing of the death of their grandson Edward. 3p.
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070. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 25, 1838
070. Nathaniel Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 25, 1838 Congratulatory letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson, James B. Heyward, upon his return to South Carolina. Nathaniel instructs James to take the stage to the "B(lue) House Post office" and "walk to Whitehall" from there. 2p.
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247. Contract to work between freedmen and William McBurney -- 1865
247. Contract to work between freedmen and William McBurney -- 1865 Contract to work at the saw mill at Dean Hall Plantation between freedmen and William McBurney. 1p.
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284. Contract between Thomas B. Ferguson and Freedmen Laborers -- April 12, 1866
284. Contract between Thomas B. Ferguson and Freedmen Laborers -- April 12, 1866 Copy of a contract between Thomas B. Ferguson and freedmen laborers and carpenters to work on Dean Hall Plantation. 1p.
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337. Copy of legal proceedings from G.M. Trenholm to James B. Heyward -- September 17, 1884
337. Copy of legal proceedings from G.M. Trenholm to James B. Heyward -- September 17, 1884 Copy of legal proceedings from G.M. Trenholm to James B. Heyward. The proceedings were brought by Colleton County, SC, residents against the Green Pond, Walterboro and Branchville Railway Company and certain county officials. The plaintiffs argue that a ballot authorizing the county government to subscribe to stock in the Railway was irregular and that the "railroad tax" authorized by the ballot to pay for the stock is unlawful. Among several irregularities cited by the plaintiffs is the appearance of non property owners on the petition that allowed the ballot. 40p.
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234. Oath of Allegiance for Thomas B. Ferguson -- June 21, 1865
234. Oath of Allegiance for Thomas B. Ferguson -- June 21, 1865 Copy of the oath of allegiance to the United States by Thomas B. Ferguson. 1p.
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119. Notebook with lists of slaves and cloth assigned to them -- 1850-1852
119. Notebook with lists of slaves and cloth assigned to them -- 1850-1852 Detailed notebook with lists of slaves and cloth (in yards?) assigned to them at Rotterdam, Myrtle Grove, Hamburgh and Copenhagen Plantations from 1850 -1852. Also includes lists of "Blankets to Infants" and "Blankets to young negroes". 17p.
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330. Legal Bill to James B. Heyward -- April & June, 1880
330. Legal Bill to James B. Heyward -- April & June, 1880 Draft of legal fees paid by James B. Heyward to Memminger and Son. 1p.
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233. Memorandum form for freedmen and women as laborers on a plantation -- 1865
233. Memorandum form for freedmen and women as laborers on a plantation -- 1865 General agreement form for freedmen and women as laborers on a plantation. 3p.
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352. Last Will and Testament of Maria H. Heyward -- November 14,1890
352. Last Will and Testament of Maria H. Heyward -- November 14,1890 Handwritten copy of last Will and Testament of Maria H. Heyward, November 14,1890 (originally written July 18, 1888)
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369. Memorandum of purchase of Myrtle Grove Plantation -- n.d.
369. Memorandum of purchase of Myrtle Grove Plantation -- n.d. Handwritten memorandum concerning the purchase of Myrtle Grove plantation by William Henry Heyward. W. H. Heyward purchased the plantation and turned the rights over to James B. Heyward with the understanding that James would allow him to dig a canal from his "Pines" Plantation to the Combahee River through a portion of Myrtle Grove. The memorandum states that James B. Heyward has given W.H. Heyward a sliver of Myrtle Grove for $5. 4p.
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317. Notice of monetary damages against James B. Heyward -- February 23, 1870
317. Notice of monetary damages against James B. Heyward -- February 23, 1870 Handwritten notice of monetary damages against James B. Heyward including amount of verdict, interest and assorted court costs. 2p.
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177a. Copy of obituary for Nathaniel Heyward (II) -- 1862
177a. Copy of obituary for Nathaniel Heyward (II) -- 1862 Handwritten obituary for Nathaniel Heyward, killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run, August 29, 1862, perhaps written for publication. 1p.
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186. Statement of bonds due between T.R.S. Elliott and W.C. Heyward -- May 15, 1862
186. Statement of bonds due between T.R.S. Elliott and W.C. Heyward -- May 15, 1862 Handwritten statement of bonds and shares between T.R.S. Elliott, W.C. Heyward and J. B. Heyward -- May 15, 1862
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004. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 10, 1810
004. William Manigault Heyward to Mother -- June 10, 1810 In a letter to his mother from London, William Manigault Heyward inquires about other family members including his brothers "Nat", Joseph, Arthur and Charles and sisters Ann and Elizabeth. He comments vividly about the social scene in London and admits after seven months he has wearied of it, having "been to so many balls, events, concerts, dinner parties, plays, operas, masquerades, etc." He mentions socializing in London with several prominent Charleston families including Pinckney, Middleton, Izard and Rutledge. He also describes firsthand the events surrounding the arrest of radical MP Francis Burdett, who was famously imprisoned in the Tower of London for libelling the House of Commons, even participating in the protests outside Burdett's house "to satisfy my curiosity and see what a London mob is." 8p.
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002. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 9, 1806
002. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- August 9, 1806 In a letter to his mother from Princeton, New Jersey, Nathaniel Heyward writes at length about the death of a local friend and acknowledges receipt of $400 dollars he is to split with his brother for expenses. 4p.
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005. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- June 29, 1810
005. Nathaniel Heyward (II) to Mother -- June 29, 1810 In this letter Nathaniel Heyward writes to his mother about his travels from Philadelphia to New York via Princeton and New Haven. While in New Haven he tours a woolen cloth factory and looks up a friend at Yale University. While touring Yale he stumbles upon the grave of a relative, Benjamin Heyward. 4p.
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327. James B. Heyward to William C. Bee -- September 10, 1877
327. James B. Heyward to William C. Bee -- September 10, 1877 Instructions from James B. Heyward to William C. Bee to give all accrued interest on a bond to Edward Barnwell. 1p.
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187. Medical Account of Gerhard Muller, MD, for Heyward slaves -- June 6, 1863
187. Medical Account of Gerhard Muller, MD, for Heyward slaves -- June 6, 1863 Itemized account of Gerhard Muller, MD, from May to December, 1862, outlining the specific medical care, with costs, of the slaves of James B. Heyward and William Henry Heyward. 2p.
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122. Mr. Petigru's Opinion on the Will of Nathaniel Heyward -- May 3, 1851
122. Mr. Petigru's Opinion on the Will of Nathaniel Heyward -- May 3, 1851 James Louis Petigru, noted Charleston jurist, gives the Heyward family his legal opinion on the adjudication of Nathaniel Heyward's (1766-1851) last will and testament. 3p.
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