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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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159. James B. Heyward to T.M. Rhett -- May 30, 1859
159. James B. Heyward to T.M. Rhett -- May 30, 1859 Letter from James B. Heyward to T.M. Rhett informing him that his agents in Charleston have "declined your note in my favour for One thousand Dollars." 2p.
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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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161. James B. Heyward to Rev. A.J. Leavenworth -- June 27, 1859
161. James B. Heyward to Rev. A.J. Leavenworth -- June 27, 1859 Letter from James B. Heyward to Rev. A.J. Leavenworth informing him of the death of his daughter Charlotte.
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162. Rev. A.J. Leavenworth to James B. Heyward -- July 19, 1860
162. Rev. A.J. Leavenworth to James B. Heyward -- July 19, 1860 Letter from Rev. A.J. Leavenworth in Petersburg, Virginia, to James B. Heyward thanking him for the daguerreotypes of his daughters. He writes at length about the beauty and charm of James Heyward's recently departed daughter Charlotte and concludes the letter with several suggestions for epitaphs. 8p.
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163. Church of the Ascension Pew Holders -- 1861
163. Church of the Ascension Pew Holders -- 1861 List of the pew holders in the Church of the Ascension in St. Bartholomew's parish Colleton County, SC. 1p.
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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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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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166. James Lacklison to James B. Heyward -- April 30, 1861
166. James Lacklison to James B. Heyward -- April 30, 1861 Letter from James Lacklison, of Lacklison & Co., to James B. Heyward quoting him a price of $630 for 2 boilers for Fife Plantation. 1p.
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167. Lacklison & Co. to James B. Heyward -- May 31, 1861
167. Lacklison & Co. to James B. Heyward -- May 31, 1861 Letter from Lacklison & Co. in Savannah to James B. Heyward. The letter states that "owing to all communication being cut off from the South," the company is unable to secure from Philadelphia the boilers James had ordered for Fife Plantation. 1p.
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168. Receipt from James B. Heyward for Steamer AID -- August 3, 1861
168. Receipt from James B. Heyward for Steamer AID -- August 3, 1861 Receipt of payment for $100 from James B. Heyward for subscription to purchase the steamer AID. 2p
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169. R.W. Barnwell to (unknown) -- September 14, 1861
169. R.W. Barnwell to (unknown) -- September 14, 1861 Letter of thanks from R.W. Barnwell in Charlottesville to unknown recipient. The thank you stems from an unspecified "contribution" to the Confederate cause, possibly a donation of money to the hospital in Charlottesville. 1p.
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170. James B. Heyward to (unknown) -- November 12, 1861
170. James B. Heyward to (unknown) -- November 12, 1861 Letter from James B. Heyward to an unknown recipient carried by one of his overseers, C. R. Hains, who is reporting for duty. In his letter, James protests the conscription of plantation overseers into the Confederate army claiming they "have large numbers of negroes under their charge" and that "in his absence the timid become panic struck and the bold mischievous." He also argues that the overseers "by means of espionage know every thing that is going on" and that well run plantations can better provide supplies to the war cause. 4p.
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171. Edward Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 9, 1861
171. Edward Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 9, 1861 Letter from Edward Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward telling James that he is moving all his father's slaves from Combahee and Pocotaligo to Wateree, SC, for safety. He offers James some land nearby to move his slaves to and "rough it out" a while with him. His plan includes putting all his father's slaves in a camp in the woods "out of the wind, and driving rain, plenty of firewood, and dry ground." 8p.
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172. Sam Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (godmother) -- August 4, 1861
172. Sam Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (godmother) -- August 4, 1861 Samuel Wragg Ferguson, aide-de-camp to General P.G.T. Beauregard, writes to his godmother from Manassas Junction two weeks after the First Battle of Bull Run. He writes "another such blow as that struck two weeks ago, would I think put an end to the war." He writes of bunking with "Dr. Brodie from our state" in "the grand tent sent to Genl B, as he occupies a room in the house." 6p.
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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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174. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- January 3, 1862
174. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- January 3, 1862 Letter from James B. Heyward at Hamburgh Plantation to his wife Maria Heyward. James writes Maria about a battle at Port Royal Ferry "full of danger to our property" and his anxiety over the dangers of the war. 4p.
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175. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- February 17, 1862
175. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- February 17, 1862 Letter from James B. Heyward at Hamburgh Plantation to his wife Maria Heyward in Columbia. James writes Maria about troubles in Savannah and fears the city will fall soon depending "upon the time it will take to reduce the Fort." He continues to mull over the fate of Fife Plantation and its slaves but speaks optimistically about plans for next summer. 8p.
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176. Aimee B. Stevens to Maria Heyward -- June 17, 1862
176. Aimee B. Stevens to Maria Heyward -- June 17, 1862 Letter from fellow Charlestonian Aimee B. Stevens in Pendleton, SC, to Maria Heyward in Columbia. Aimee offers her condolences on the destruction of the Heyward's house in Charleston and inquires if she saved "all her silver." She writes about living with other families who had fled Charleston and the warm "welcome given by the hospitable inhabitants" of Pendleton. 4p.
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177. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- September 6, 1862
177. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- September 6, 1862 Letter from John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward concerning the particulars of the death of Heyward's son Nathaniel at the Second Battle of Bull Run. According to Lt. Chambers the "musketing in our part of the field had ceased [and] the men were sitting down talking and resting" when a "shell exploded fifteen feet from them." He writes about having to bury Nathaniel and a Lt. Munro in the same grave, which he marked by carving "NH - 1st SCV" on a piece of board. He also asks James about hiring Nathaniel's body servant, John. 3p.
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177a. Copy of obituary for Nathaniel Heyward (II) -- 1862
177a. Copy of obituary for Nathaniel Heyward (II) -- 1862 Handwritten obituary for Nathaniel Heyward, killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run, August 29, 1862, perhaps written for publication. 1p.
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