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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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205. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863
205. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that Myers' medical exemptions for service have been revoked and he "will soon leave for the army of Tennessee." He offers James the service of his overseer, Pagett, writing that the slaves "will be much better pleased with him I think than they at present are" claiming their current overseer, Rawlinson, "has endeavored to predjudice (sic) them to him." 2p.
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204. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 18, 1863
204. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 18, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that he has purchased 24 head of cattle for him and asks for directions on how to have them delivered. 1p.
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203. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- October 8, 1863
203. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- October 8, 1863 Letter from William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward concerning granting power of attorney to satisfy some mortgages while one of the parties involved is in Charleston. Mortgages include several slaves and Fife Plantation. 2p.
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202. Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- September 25, 1863
202. Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- September 25, 1863 Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward for $4000 for the tenancy of his slaves and the use of 500 acres. 2p.
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201. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 18, 1863
201. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 18, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward inquiring whether James will be renting his place another year noting that he has had "several applications" to rent the property. 1p.
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200. W.F. deSaussure to James B. Heyward -- September 9, 1863
200. W.F. deSaussure to James B. Heyward -- September 9, 1863 Letter from W.F. deSaussure to James B. Heyward thanking him for a generous fee James had paid him. 2p.
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199. Bond -- August 7, 1863
199. Bond -- August 7, 1863 Bond between Susan S. Keith, William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward for $1000. 2p
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198. Mortgage for personal property -- August 7, 1863
198. Mortgage for personal property -- August 7, 1863 Mortgage for personal property between Susan S. Keith, William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward using a slave named "John" as collateral. 3p.
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197. Francis William Heyward to Mother -- August 23, ca. 1863
197. Francis William Heyward to Mother -- August 23, ca. 1863 Letter from Francis William Heyward to his mother concerning a recent sojourn to Battery Wagner on Morris Island, probably written in 1863. Francis relates to his mother the dangers of his recent trip to the battery claiming "the enemy fired their shots so beautifully," and how he endured six nights of shelling while stationed there. Afterwards, Francis "went to the city for a day, and I met Pa at the Mills House." 3p.
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196. Bond of slave purchase -- June 1863
196. Bond of slave purchase -- June 1863 Bond detailing the purchase of a slave from Susan S. Keith to William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward. The slave, "Joe", was purchased for $2315. 2p.
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195. A.M. Jones to James B. Heyward -- June 10, 1863
195. A.M. Jones to James B. Heyward -- June 10, 1863 Letter from A.M. Jones to James B. Heyward requesting employment as an overseer of Myrtle Grove Plantation. Jones writes "we are enveloped in a most distructive (sic) dreadfull war without any reasonable knowledge of the end" and he fears that his employers, who run a "mill at Black Creek," are preparing to abandon it. Despite having "no experience as a rice planter," he begs James for employment noting that he has "a little knowledge in the management of negroes." 2p.
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194. Receipt of note between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- March 13, 1863
194. Receipt of note between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- March 13, 1863 Receipt of note to Frank Myers from James B. Heyward for $2500 for the "tenancy of my plantation on Bluff Road twelve miles from Columbia." 1p.
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193. Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- March 3, 1863
193. Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- March 3, 1863 Letter of agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward for the rental of Myers' plantation on Bluff Road, near Columbia. 1p.
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192. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- February 27, 1863
192. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- February 27, 1863 Letter from J. Robert Coburn, missionary, to James B. Heyward requesting refreshments for himself and his pony during his stay at Fife Plantation. 1p.
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191. J. Robert Coburn to James B. Heyward -- January 28, 1863
191. J. Robert Coburn to James B. Heyward -- January 28, 1863 Letter from J. Robert Coburn, missionary, to James B. Heyward requesting refreshments for himself and his pony during his stay at Fife Plantation. 1p.
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190a. H.C. Palmer to James B. Heyward (?) -- November 10, 1862
190a. H.C. Palmer to James B. Heyward (?) -- November 10, 1862 Letter from H.C. Palmer to (probably) James B. Heyward. Heyward had questioned the veracity of a letter that claimed his son's remains were disinterred from the battlefield at Manassas. This letter from Palmer apparently informs Heyward how he came in possession of the note concerning the claim and apologizes if the information was inaccurate. 1p.
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190. James B. Heyward to Rev. O.L. Bartier -- November 6, 1862
190. James B. Heyward to Rev. O.L. Bartier -- November 6, 1862 Letter from James B. Heyward to Rev. O.L. Bartier requesting a favor concerning the remains of his son, Nathaniel, who was killed in Manassas. James had traveled to Warrenton, Virginia, a few weeks after the battle and spoke to a wounded soldier who had helped bury Nathaniel but "the reported presence of the enemy" derailed James plans to accompany him to Manassas to disinter his son. James commissioned the soldier and two others to exhume the remains when safe and "place them in the grave yard of the Episcopal Church at Hay Market." A note was later received that the job had been done as requested but Heyward questions the veracity of the note and requests Rev. Bartier to look into the matter. 3p.
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189. J. Keith Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 4, 1862
189. J. Keith Heyward to James B. Heyward -- November 4, 1862 Letter from J. Keith Heyward to his uncle James B. Heyward. Enclosed in the letter from J. Keith Heyward is a note signed by several individuals claiming that they found and reburied the body of James' son, Nathaniel, per James' instructions. 4p.
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188. Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- October 24, 1862
188. Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- October 24, 1862 Letter from Edward Barnwell to James B. Heyward informing him that he has arranged for empty railroad cars to be parked at "Union Road" and that they must be loaded by morning next. 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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