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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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256. Request to T.B. Ferguson from John J. Darcy -- September 18, 1865
256. Request to T.B. Ferguson from John J. Darcy -- September 18, 1865 Written request to T.B. Ferguson from John J. Darcy for payment to James Soughen, with confirmation from Soughen of payment received. 2p.
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242. Agreement between Dr. S. H. Sanders and James B. Heyward -- April 29, 1865
242. Agreement between Dr. S. H. Sanders and James B. Heyward -- April 29, 1865 Written agreement between Dr. S. H. Sanders and James B. Heyward for Sanders to hire Heyward's "prime negro labourers" for "thirty bushels of corn per head." The agreement further stipulates that it will be voided if Sanders "should be disturbed by the enemy." 2p.
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044. William W. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- January 15, 1834
044. William W. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- January 15, 1834 William W. Barnwell writes in this letter to James B. Heyward that he loves Cambridge and hopes that James can also enter Harvard. 4p.
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295. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- May 28, 1866
295. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- May 28, 1866 William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson concerning operations at Dean Hall Plantation. McBurney describes two different kinds of rice he is sending to Dean Hall and suggests that Ferguson plant the better rice "in a field by itself" for next year's seed crop. He is sending more laborers and supplies to Ferguson, remarking that "Bacon is up in price today." 4p.
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079. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 9th, 1844
079. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 9th, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Columbia relating the work of the South Carolina General Assembly and the election of Governor Aiken, and mentions that he has heard that "our good citizens of Charleston came very near lynching" the agent from Massachusetts. 3p.
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078. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 2, 1844
078. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 2, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Columbia asking him to investigate several cases of wine and brandy that were supposed to be sent to him by rail. He writes James about the interesting discussions concerning "our Federal Relations" and mentions how the state of Massachusetts has sent a commissioner to investigate the seizure of its free black citizens. 4p.
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077. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 1, 1844
077. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- September 1, 1844 William Henry Heyward writes to James B. Heyward from Boston. He tells James about visiting their old haunts during their Harvard days including Tremont Theatre, various billiard halls and a shooting gallery, and comments on the merits of rail and steamboat travel over stage coach. 4p.
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373. Miscellaneous, undated receipts from the Heyward Family and Thomas B. Ferguson
373. Miscellaneous, undated receipts from the Heyward Family and Thomas B. Ferguson Various receipts from the Heyward Family and Thomas B. Ferguson from business and plantation dealings. 25p.
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374. Miscellaneous receipts from the Heyward and Ferguson families -- 1852-1880
374. Miscellaneous receipts from the Heyward and Ferguson families -- 1852-1880 Various receipts from the Heyward and Ferguson families including plantation goods and services, rent, and a Civil War receipt for "permanent labor on fortifications." 32p.
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268. F.M. Montell to Capt. Hodges -- December 19, 1865
268. F.M. Montell to Capt. Hodges -- December 19, 1865 Update from F.M. Montell of the Freedmen's Bureau to Capt. Hodges concerning the removal of former slaves still residing at Dean Hall Plantation. 2p.
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358. Floor plan for a Summer Home and bill of some expenses
358. Floor plan for a Summer Home and bill of some expenses Undated floor plan for a summer home and bill for expenses. Author unknown. 7p.
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359. Floor plan for a Rice or Saw Mill
359. Floor plan for a Rice or Saw Mill Undated floor plan for a rice or saw mill. Author unknown. 1p.
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360. Mortgage of William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward
360. Mortgage of William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward Undated and largely blank document concerning the sale of James B. and William Henry Heyward's Fife Plantation on the Savannah River. 3p.
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102. Title with Covenants between James B. Heyward and Rawlins Lowndes -- 1845
102. Title with Covenants between James B. Heyward and Rawlins Lowndes -- 1845 Title with Covenants between James B. Heyward and Rawlins Lowndes and a Renunciation of Dower from Gertrude Laura Lowndes to James B. Heyward, 1845. 4p.
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209. 3 Confederate Checks --1864
209. 3 Confederate Checks --1864 Three receipts for confederate bonds issued to the holder under the "Act to reduce the Currency." All of the receipts are notarized on the reverse and two of them are, in return, transferred to pay taxes. 6p.
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340. Legal documents concerning the death of James B. Heyward -- 1887
340. Legal documents concerning the death of James B. Heyward -- 1887 Three legal documents concerning the estate of James B. Heyward and his executors Francis H. Heyward and Maria H. Heyward. 5p.
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294. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- May 5, 1866 (Third letter)
294. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- May 5, 1866 (Third letter) Third letter of May 5, 1866, from William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson. McBurney discusses the ongoing struggle to obtain a saw blade of the correct dimensions claiming the company he ordered it from cannot forge one because the proper sized plate "is on board the colera (sic) ship and cannot be had until she is permitted to discharge cargo." 2p.
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240. Statement of W.H. Dowdey -- June 26, 1865
240. Statement of W.H. Dowdey -- June 26, 1865 Third certified statement from the former overseer concerning rice taken from James Ferguson's Dockon Plantation. The note was apparently used in defense of Thomas Ferguson's petition to reclaim or be remunerated for the confiscated rice. 2p.
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154. Statement of Receipts and Expenditures ca. 1859
154. Statement of Receipts and Expenditures ca. 1859 Statement of receipts and expenditures for the construction of Vernizobre Bank ("bank" believed to refer to a river bank or dyke). Earliest date appearing on the document is an expenditure to the contractor in 1854. 2p.
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164. C.R. Hains to James B. Heyward -- 1861-1862
164. C.R. Hains to James B. Heyward -- 1861-1862 Statement of account and expenses incurred from C.R. Hains, overseer, to James B. Heyward. 2p.
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