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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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341. William Henry Heyward to T.G. Barker -- June 7, 1888
341. William Henry Heyward to T.G. Barker -- June 7, 1888 Letter from William Henry Heyward to T.G. Barker concerning a sketch of an unknown plat. 2p.
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217. William Henry Heyward to John P. Meau -- September 24, 1864
217. William Henry Heyward to John P. Meau -- September 24, 1864 Letter from William Henry Heyward to John P. Meau concerning the assessment for the Confederate Tax of 1864. Letter includes an exhaustive inventory of slaves, acreage, types of crops, etc., for several Heyward plantations including Fife, Myrtle Grove, Rotterdam and Hamburgh. On one unnamed Heyward plantation in St. Peter's Parish, William Henry Heyward writes, "in consequence of the proximity of the enemy the greater portion of this land has been abandoned." 4p.
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380. William Henry Heyward to James Heyward -- January 5, 1850
380. William Henry Heyward to James Heyward -- January 5, 1850 Letter from William Henry Heyward to James Heyward about his travels in Rome. He describes the coliseum and St. Peter's Basilica in detail, writes about attending Christmas mass held by the Pope and comments on what news he has heard about secession talk in America. 8p.
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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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076. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- August 19, 1844
076. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- August 19, 1844 Letter from William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward. William writes from Montreal about his health and the gifts and commissions he has procured or investigated for James and his wife on his trip north. He claims "Philad. is the place for domestic manufactures" and "N.Y. for imported." 4p.
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138. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- April 26, 1852
138. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- April 26, 1852 Letter from William Henry Heyward at Whitehall Plantation to James B. Heyward at Hamburgh Plantation concerning dissatisfaction with a recent survey. 2p.
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285. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- April 17, 1866
285. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- April 17, 1866 Letter from William Henry Heyward at Savannah to James B. Heyward at Combahee. William Heyward has come to the conclusion that the destruction of slave labor will prevent them from ever turning a profit again on the scale seen in the past. He claims that the bargaining power exercised by the freedmen "makes the Planter a slave, far worse than his slave used to be." Because of the scarcity and high price of labor he believes that he and James should sell most of their properties and concentrate all their efforts on a few. 4p.
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137. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- April 25, 1852
137. William Henry Heyward to James B. Heyward -- April 25, 1852 Letter from William Henry Heyward at Clayhall Plantation to James B. Heyward about a recent survey and a misunderstanding concerning the sale of property on or around Myrtle Grove Plantation. 3p.
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153. William H. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- June 26, 1857
153. William H. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- June 26, 1857 Letter from William H. Barnwell, while in jail in Charleston "for an intention to commit a breach of the Peace," to James B. Heyward. Barnwell asks James to post a $5,000 bond for him to secure his release. 3p.
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160. W.H. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- June 16, 1859
160. W.H. Barnwell to James B. Heyward -- June 16, 1859 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.
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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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165. W.C. Bee to James B. Heyward -- April 9, 1861
165. W.C. Bee to James B. Heyward -- April 9, 1861 Letter from W. C. Bee to James B. Heyward concerning payment to the family of the late Mr. Duman for services at Fife Plantation. 2p.
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149. Thomas M. Rhett to James B. Heyward -- December 22, 1856
149. Thomas M. Rhett to James B. Heyward -- December 22, 1856 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.
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302. Thomas B. Ferguson to William Smitts -- June 21, 1866
302. Thomas B. Ferguson to William Smitts -- June 21, 1866 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.
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342. Theodore Barker to Francis W. Heyward -- June 7, 1888
342. Theodore Barker to Francis W. Heyward -- June 7, 1888 Letter from Theodore Barker to Francis W. Heyward concerning an error in interest on a bond held by his late father, James B. Heyward. 2p.
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323. Memminger, Jervey, & Pinckney to James B. Heyward -- January 27, 1873
323. Memminger, Jervey, & Pinckney to James B. Heyward -- January 27, 1873 Letter from the law office of Memminger, Jervey, & Pinckney to James B. Heyward concerning a bond that Heyward wants drawn up. 1p.
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313. T.S. Keith to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1867
313. T.S. Keith to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1867 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.
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308. T. Linard (?) to Thomas B. Ferguson -- September 5, 1866
308. T. Linard (?) to Thomas B. Ferguson -- September 5, 1866 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.
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173. Susan S. Keith to Daughter -- December 14, 1861
173. Susan S. Keith to Daughter -- December 14, 1861 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.
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354. Sue M. Monroe to Nellie [B. Clarksall?] -- October 12, 1898
354. Sue M. Monroe to Nellie [B. Clarksall?] -- October 12, 1898 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.
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