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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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178. Mary Heyward to Frank Heyward -- September 11, 1862
178. Mary Heyward to Frank Heyward -- September 11, 1862 Letter from Mary Heyward to her cousin Frank Heyward about the death of his brother Nathaniel at Manassas. She writes that his father, James, is traveling to Gordonsville, Virginia, and possibly on "to the battlefield" and laments "the war has really come home to us." 4p.
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179. M. Munro to Maria Heyward -- September 24, 1862
179. M. Munro to Maria Heyward -- September 24, 1862 Letter from M. Munro to Maria Heyward concerning the deaths of their sons at the Second Battle of Bull Run who were killed by the same shell, August 29, 1862. Mrs. Munro writes that she is planning on retrieving the hastily buried body of her son and since Maria's son, Nathaniel, is in the same grave she inquires whether or not Maria would like to coordinate a plan to disinter her son as well. She notes that according to her information neither body "can be disinterred alone, without some violence or exposures, offered to the precious remains,..., if either of us, undertake this work alone." 4p.
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180. E.C. DuBose to James B. Heyward -- October 7, 1862
180. E.C. DuBose to James B. Heyward -- October 7, 1862 Letter from E.C. DuBose, writing for Captain Chambers, to James B. Heyward concerning Nathaniel Heyward's body servant. Lt. DuBose writes to James that "your Boy John is with us" but that it wouldn't be safe to send him on "without some white person as the whole country is over run by straglers (sic) and he may be taken up." 1p.
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181. R.B. Rhett to James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1862
181. R.B. Rhett to James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1862 Letter from R.B. Rhett to James B. Heyward offering his condolences upon hearing of the death of James' son, Nathaniel, in Virginia (Manassas). R.B. Rhett expresses his sorrow at not being able to thank Nathaniel for the kindness he showed his son, Robert, at the battle of Gaines' Mill. 2p.
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182. Daniel Heyward Hamilton to James B. Heyward -- October 25, 1862
182. Daniel Heyward Hamilton to James B. Heyward -- October 25, 1862 Letter from Daniel Heyward Hamilton to James B. Heyward about the loss of James' son, Nathaniel, and the plans to return Nathaniel's body servant to James. Daniel writes that his own son was wounded by his side in a previous engagement. 3p.
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183. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- November 1, 1862
183. John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward -- November 1, 1862 Letter from John W. Chambers to James B. Heyward concerning his slave, John, the body servant of James' deceased son Nathaniel. Captain Chambers writes that sending James' servant to Richmond is problematic because of the heavy travel on the rail route and that "it is with difficulty a white person can engage a passage and any servant would be compelled to walk." 1p.
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184. Bond (Military Defense) to James B. Heyward for $5,000 -- January 1, 1862
184. Bond (Military Defense) to James B. Heyward for $5,000 -- January 1, 1862 Bond to James B. Heyward for $5,000 for money lent to the state of South Carolina for military defense. 1p.
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185. Commission of Thomas B. Ferguson to the South Carolina Artillery -- January 1, 1862
185. Commission of Thomas B. Ferguson to the South Carolina Artillery -- January 1, 1862 Commission of Thomas B. Ferguson as captain of the South Carolina Artillery, signed by F. W. Pickens, governor of South Carolina. 2p.
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186. Statement of bonds due between T.R.S. Elliott and W.C. Heyward -- May 15, 1862
186. Statement of bonds due between T.R.S. Elliott and W.C. Heyward -- May 15, 1862 Handwritten statement of bonds and shares between T.R.S. Elliott, W.C. Heyward and J. B. Heyward -- May 15, 1862
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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