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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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241. Note of delivery of rough rice to Bennett's Mill -- June 26, 1865
241. Note of delivery of rough rice to Bennett's Mill -- June 26, 1865 Certified statement from a miller at Bennett's Mill concerning the purchase of 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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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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239. Note of Overseer at Ferguson's Dockon plantation -- June 23, 1865
239. Note of Overseer at Ferguson's Dockon plantation -- June 23, 1865 Second 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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238. Note of rough rice taken from James Ferguson' s plantation -- June 20, 1865
238. Note of rough rice taken from James Ferguson' s plantation -- June 20, 1865 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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237. Record of transactions at Bennett's Mill -- May 30, 1865
237. Record of transactions at Bennett's Mill -- May 30, 1865 Record of transactions at Bennett's Mill, Charleston, concerning the sale of 1185 bushels of rice. The miller's receipt was apparently used in support of Thomas Ferguson's petition to be remunerated for the seizure of his father's rice. 5p.
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236. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated rice -- 1865
236. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated rice -- 1865 Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson to General John Hatch, commander of the Northern District, Department of the South, for the return of a large quantity of rice which was confiscated from his father, James. Of an approximate 7000 bushels of rice, Ferguson has been able to locate only 1185 bushels which were transported by the sloop "Julia" to Bennett's rice mill in Charleston. Ferguson's petition makes the plea that the rice "is the only means his father has for supporting and subsisting a large family. 3p.
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235. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated goods -- 1865
235. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated goods -- 1865 Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson to General John Hatch, commander of the Northern District, Department of the South, for the return of goods confiscated at the plantations of his father, James. 3p.
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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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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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232. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson to E. F. Benedikt [Benedict?] -- 1865
232. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson to E. F. Benedikt [Benedict?] -- 1865 Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson to E. F. Benedikt [Benedict?] for maintenance on his buggy. 2p.
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231. Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker -- ca. 1865
231. Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker -- ca. 1865 Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker giving him the weight of recently bailed cotton from unnamed plantation. 2p
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230. Cotton weights at plantation and Charleston -- ca. 1865
230. Cotton weights at plantation and Charleston -- ca. 1865 List of cotton and rigging weights probably measured for transport, ca. 1865.
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229. Corn and rice given by James B. Heyward -- January, 1865
229. Corn and rice given by James B. Heyward -- January, 1865 Lists of corn and rice amounts given by James B. Heyward for "Soldiers Wife's Tax." 4p.
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228. R. Felker to Mr. Heyward -- ca. 1865
228. R. Felker to Mr. Heyward -- ca. 1865 Letter, exact date unknown, from R. Felker to Mr. Heyward giving him a list of cotton weights and an update on the search for Mr. Heyward's lost hogs. 2p.
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227. Receipts and orders for James B. Heyward from quartermaster's office -- January 1865
227. Receipts and orders for James B. Heyward from quartermaster's office -- January 1865 Receipts and orders from Confederate quartermaster at Green Pond, South Carolina to James B. Heyward.
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226. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 25, 1864
226. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 25, 1864 Christmas day letter from James B. Heyward back at Combahee to Maria Heyward in Columbia. In his letter, James is reflecting on the dire situation and the bleakness of their future believing soon "it will all be over and we shall be reduced to a poverty irretrievable." He struggles with what to do with his slaves given the eventual "scarcity of food" and "depreciated currency." He intends to leave the majority at his plantation but expects to bring up to Columbia "John's wife so as to take from him that temptation to running off." He writes that he will also bring "Mary if she will leave her daughter Molly...I don't value Mary so much as to saddle myself with the support of Molly." 10p.
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225. James B. Heyward to Dr. D.W. Ray -- December 19, 1864
225. James B. Heyward to Dr. D.W. Ray -- December 19, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward in Columbia to Dr. D.W. Ray, trustee for the late owner whose land James had verbally agreed to rent. James is anxious to move his slaves there for safekeeping but is worried the trustee had no knowledge of the agreement between James and the recently departed owner. James also mentions that he must hasten back to the low country "as my property there is in peril from the proximity of the enemy." 2p.
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224. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 7, 1864
224. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 7, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward at Combahee to his wife Maria Heyward. James was unable to travel to Savannah as planned due to skirmishes at "Coosahatchie." He mentions the death of an "Edward" at the "Church Creek encampment" and bemoans his inability to get news on local troop movements and battles writing "Sunday night the enemy made a raid on the other side of Combahee and I never heard of it until Tuesday. I fear sometimes they may capture me in bed." 6p.
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223. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 6, 1864
223. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 6, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward at Combahee to his wife Maria Heyward. James has traveled back down to his Combahee plantation from Columbia with the hope of being able to check on the condition of his Fife Plantation near Savannah, if the news of the enemy is favorable. He apparently enjoys being back on his own plantation writing "it is delightful here." 3p.
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222b. John H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 14, 1864
222b. John H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 14, 1864 Letter from Jno. Boatwright to James B. Heyward affirming that he will accept confederate currency for the year's rent. 1p.
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