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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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261. Williams Middleton to James B. Heyward -- October 28, 1865
261. Williams Middleton to James B. Heyward -- October 28, 1865 Offer from Williams Middleton to rent his Charleston house to James B. Heyward. Middleton writes that "although still in the hands of the Yankee officials I am in daily expectation of having it restored to me." 1p.
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260. William Whaley to William McBurney -- October 25, 1865
260. William Whaley to William McBurney -- October 25, 1865 Letter from William Whaley to William McBurney instructing him that "the negroes planting at Dean Hall" should repair a broken floodgate and permitting the manager (Thomas Ferguson) to use his former slaves, "such of mine as are [still] on the plantation," to assist. 2p.
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259. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 23, 1865
259. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 23, 1865 Letter from William McBurney affirming Thomas B. Ferguson's authority to manage Dean Hall Plantation. He encourages Ferguson to show patience "in dealing with the negroes" and fears that any other treatment "may cause the buildings to be laid in ashes, as was the case in my late brothers place." He informs Ferguson that "Mr. Whaleys negroes have the right to remain on the place until January if he does not remove them before, or they do not remove of their own accord." 2p.
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258. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 21, 1865
258. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 21, 1865 Letter from William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson acknowledging that he is granted authority to act in the stead of McBurney and William Whaley on all matters pertaining to Dean Hall Plantation and mentions a controversy over logging that was occurring there. He also mentions that Whaley has had his Edisto property restored to him and wants all his "people to be ready to move." 2p.
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257. Letter of authority granted to Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 21, 1865
257. Letter of authority granted to Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 21, 1865 Letter granting Thomas B. Ferguson full authority to manage Dean Hall Plantation. 2p.
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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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255. Receipt for cotton sold by James B. Heyward -- September 10, 1865
255. Receipt for cotton sold by James B. Heyward -- September 10, 1865 Receipt for upland cotton sold by James B. Heyward to Barnwell and Ravenel, Charleston. 2p.
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254. Memorandum between Thomas B. Ferguson and William McBurney -- August 23, 1865
254. Memorandum between Thomas B. Ferguson and William McBurney -- August 23, 1865 Memorandum between Thomas B. Ferguson, William McBurney, John J. Darcy, Michael Darcy, and John O'Mara to repair the engine and boiler of the rice mill at Dean Hall Plantation. 5p.
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253. Letter to James Heyward from J.H. Trapier -- August 18, 1865
253. Letter to James Heyward from J.H. Trapier -- August 18, 1865 Letter to James Heyward from J.H. Trapier concerning ideas about crops and livestock for their various properties. Trapier suggests giving the newly freed laborers a stake in the crops grown, noting that he got the idea from a book on "European Agriculture" and that the practice had worked well in Germany. He mentions the difference in labor required for field crops versus the "special cultivation" skills needed for rice propagation. Finally, he asks James for a copy of a blank "Petition for pardon" claiming the hand crafted one he had sent earlier might be rejected because of his refusal "to surrender my ideas in reference to State Sovereignty." 4p.
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252. Receipt of note from Thomas B. Ferguson to Theodore Barker -- August 16, 1865
252. Receipt of note from Thomas B. Ferguson to Theodore Barker -- August 16, 1865 Receipt of note for $400 from Thomas B. Ferguson to his lawyer, Theodore Barker, to be held as security in a claim for back wages brought by his former overseer, William Dowdey. 1p.
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251. Articles belonging to James Ferguson -- August 3, 1865
251. Articles belonging to James Ferguson -- August 3, 1865 Certified list from Thomas Ferguson of articles belonging to James Ferguson at two Charleston, SC, residences. The list is signed by the Provost Marshall, Levi Stuber, head of the U.S. military police controlling Charleston. 1p.
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250. Sales slip for rice from Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 14, 1865
250. Sales slip for rice from Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 14, 1865 Sales slip for 284 bags of clean rice from Thomas B. Ferguson in Charleston. 2p.
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249. Property List of Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 13, 1865
249. Property List of Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 13, 1865 List of property identified by Thomas Ferguson from two homes on East Bay and Broad Street in Charleston, SC. The note gives Ferguson the right to reclaim the named items. 2p.
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248. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- 1865
248. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- 1865 Letter from William McBurney to (probably) Thomas B. Ferguson concerning a shipment of cattle to Dean Hall Plantation. 1p.
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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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246. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 4, 1865
246. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 4, 1865 Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson for saw mill at Dean Hall plantation. 1p.
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245. Printed circular from War Department -- September 28, 1865
245. Printed circular from War Department -- September 28, 1865 Printed circular from the War Department, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned lands, concerning the confiscation of property in the "insurrectionary States" with detailed instructions on how said lands can be restored to the previous owner. 3p.
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244. Receipt from T.B. Ferguson to [first name?] Gaillard -- July 8, 1865
244. Receipt from T.B. Ferguson to [first name?] Gaillard -- July 8, 1865 Receipt for $75 from T.B. Ferguson to [first name?] Gaillard for "one cream colored horse." 2p.
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243. G.E. Manigault to James B. Heyward -- May 22, 1865
243. G.E. Manigault to James B. Heyward -- May 22, 1865 Letter from Gabriel Edward Manigault to James B. Heyward describing the enormous changes that have occurred in Charleston "since the new regime" took over. He laments the loss of his servants and writes that, given the economic stagnation of the times, "I see nothing but starvation staring the negroes in the face." 4p.
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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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