Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother writing about a recent visit of relatives. He also mentions that he is looking forward to summer encampment and "no more study for two months." 3p.
Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson requests a long list of articles to be sent to him and writes that he is in debt to the school and unable to get anything from the commissary. 6p.
Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about being transferred to Company A and "is now in the clutches of Lt. Nelson commonly known as fossil remains." He relates about failing his first inspection with the new commander "as an introduction to the Co." 4p.
Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about finally settling in after his furlough and the pleasant time he had flirting with the girls before his drills and studies began, claiming "had I been in the neighborhood of Charleston people would have had me married a dozen times." 3p.
Letter from Sarah Myers to James B. Heyward replying to his note of the same date. Myers consents to the use of "present currency" for that years' rent and indemnifies him should another interested party later object. For the next years' rent she states that she will only take currency if others are still using it. 1p.
Letter from Sue M. Monroe to Mattie Hayne Heyward detailing how she cared for the graves of the soldiers in the days and years after the Second Battle of Bull Run and that the exact location of her uncle's remains are not known. 7p.
Letter from Sue M. Monroe to Nellie [B. Clarksall?] concerning the body of Nathaniel Heyward (II), who was killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run, August 1862. Monroe apparently tried to catalog and care for the graves of those buried on the battlefield at Manassas. 4p.
Letter from Susan S. Keith to her daughter giving her a first hand account of the great fire that devastated Charleston in December, 1861. "The City is nearly destroyed," she writes, "such a scene of desolation and destruction I never beheld." 4p.
Letter from T. Linard (?) of the Freedmen's Bureau to Thomas B. Ferguson at Dean Hall Plantation. Linard is responding to a complaint from Dennis Cash, a freedman in Ferguson's employ, about the destruction of his private crops by Ferguson's hogs and mules. 2p.
Letter from T.S. Keith to James B. Heyward concerning interest on a bond payable to Mr. Keith. Mr. Keith outlines how he would like to be paid since he is now near destitute and is unable "to pay for my washing or to buy wood for my chamber." A note at the end of the letter from James B. Heyward confirms that he has fulfilled the request. 1p.
Letter from Thomas B. Ferguson to William Smitts, miller at the Dean Hall Plantation saw mill. Ferguson outlines the rules of employment for the saw hands, their pay (more money for firemen and white hands) and the work whistle system he would like Smitts to use. 3p.
Letter from Thomas M. Rhett to James B. Heyward asking him for more time to repay a loan so he can sell property to raise the necessary funds, having "lost my Crop of provisions, and made but a half crop of light Rice. 2p.
Letter from W.H. Barnwell in Beaufort to James B. Heyward. In his letter, W.H. Barnwell writes about some nonspecific legal proceedings against him and references a similar action that occurred in 1857. He writes "I anticipate an entire defeat on their part. But to despise an enemy is unwise." 1p.