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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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043a. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 20, 1833
043a. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 20, 1833 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Charleston. His aunt is anxious to hear of his college plans and keeps James abreast of the news of friends and family. 4p.
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065. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 13, 1837
065. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 13, 1837 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. James' aunt relates the news of the family and writes of her desire that James uses his education to teach in the "Sabbath Schools." 4p.
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066. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- September 9, 1837
066. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- September 9, 1837 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Upon hearing of James' recent trip to Canada, his aunt relates the story of her trip there seven years earlier when "Quebec only had one good hotel and Montreal...not half enough to accomodate the numerous travelers." She writes of news of the family and of the several parties in Beaufort. 4p.
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069. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 4, 1838
069. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- July 4, 1838 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In her letter, she informs James about the news of family and friends and mentions that she was hoping to go to Charleston to visit a dentist "to Beautify your Uncle and myself in our old days -- not wishing yet to be accounted toothless." 4p.
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063. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1836
063. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 2, 1836 Letter from Aunt M. Smith in Old Fort, Beaufort to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. James' aunt writes at length of the politics of "Columbia College" in South Carolina including the news that his friend has been named president. 4p.
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074. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 14, 1843
074. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- August 14, 1843 Letter from Aunt M. Smith to James B. Heyward in Charleston. James' aunt begs him to visit with his new child and offers jams and jellies as an incentive. 4p.
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133. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 16, 1852
133. Aunt to James B. Heyward -- January 16, 1852 Letter from Aunt Smith to James B. Heyward telling him about a new missionary that may be able to administer his joint properties in absence of any other missions. 2p.
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339. C. Mitchell to James B. Heyward -- November 20, 1886
339. C. Mitchell to James B. Heyward -- November 20, 1886 Letter from C. Mitchell to James B. Heyward inquiring whether Heyward should sell Fife Plantation. 3p.
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334. C.G. Memminger to James B. Heyward -- November 30, 1880
334. C.G. Memminger to James B. Heyward -- November 30, 1880 Letter from C.G. Memminger to James B. Heyward concerning charges associated with the estate trust of Susan S. Keith. 1p.
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335. C.G. Memminger to James B. Heyward -- December 4, 1880
335. C.G. Memminger to James B. Heyward -- December 4, 1880 Letter from C.G. Memminger to James B. Heyward noting receipt of payment. 1p.
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144. C. R. Hains to James B. Heyward -- January 21, 1855
144. C. R. Hains to James B. Heyward -- January 21, 1855 Letter from C.R. Hains to James B. Heyward concerning the accidental? shooting of one of James' slaves, Sam, at a Mr. Perkins' house some months earlier. 3p.
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270. Capt. H. S. Hawkins to Asst. Adjutant General -- January 5, 1866
270. Capt. H. S. Hawkins to Asst. Adjutant General -- January 5, 1866 Letter from Capt. H. S. Hawkins to the Asst. Adjutant General of the Military District of Charleston regarding the freedmen at Thomas B. Ferguson's Dockon Plantation. Capt. Hawkins writes that Ferguson had come to Dockon to inquire if the freedmen living there would contract to work the plantation and the freedmen replied, according to Hawkins, that they "would not work for any rebel son-of-a-bitch." Since the time for the freedmen to legally reside there has elapsed and the Freedmen's Bureau has sanctioned their removal, Ferguson wants them evicted and Capt. Hawkins, in his letter, is requesting explicit authority to "put off the objectionable negroes by force." 2p.
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107. Charles Baring to James B. Heyward -- December 13, 1847
107. Charles Baring to James B. Heyward -- December 13, 1847 Letter from Charles Baring at Bee Hive plantation to James B. Heyward at the "Cottage" concerning a delinquent tax bill for $156.21. 3p.
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148. Charles Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 4, 1856
148. Charles Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 4, 1856 Letter from Charles Heyward at Combahee to James B. Heyward concerning a monetary donation to the "Kansas Emigration Society." He writes that the "sparse white population" in the Combahee area makes it a poor place to "drum up recruits" for the effort. 1p.
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105. Charles Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 14, 1845
105. Charles Heyward to James B. Heyward -- December 14, 1845 Letter from Charles Heyward to James B. Heyward informing him of the serious illness of his grandfather, Nathaniel. Enclosed is a second letter from Dr. Thomas Hutson asking James to contact "any of your medical friends in the city." 4p.
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115. Daniel Heyward Hamilton to James B. Heyward -- December 3, 1851
115. Daniel Heyward Hamilton to James B. Heyward -- December 3, 1851 Letter from Daniel Heyward Hamilton to James B. Heyward concerning an offer of $77,500 for some unknown property. 1p.
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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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378. E. Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 27, 1866
378. E. Barnwell Heyward to James B. Heyward -- March 27, 1866 Letter from E. Barnwell Heyward to his cousin James B. Heyward informing him of the death of E. Barnwell Heyward's father. E. Heyward also comments briefly on the state of affairs in South Carolina since the end of the war. 2p.
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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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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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