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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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197. Francis William Heyward to Mother -- August 23, ca. 1863
197. Francis William Heyward to Mother -- August 23, ca. 1863 Letter from Francis William Heyward to his mother concerning a recent sojourn to Battery Wagner on Morris Island, probably written in 1863. Francis relates to his mother the dangers of his recent trip to the battery claiming "the enemy fired their shots so beautifully," and how he endured six nights of shelling while stationed there. Afterwards, Francis "went to the city for a day, and I met Pa at the Mills House." 3p.
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198. Mortgage for personal property -- August 7, 1863
198. Mortgage for personal property -- August 7, 1863 Mortgage for personal property between Susan S. Keith, William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward using a slave named "John" as collateral. 3p.
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199. Bond -- August 7, 1863
199. Bond -- August 7, 1863 Bond between Susan S. Keith, William Henry Heyward and James B. Heyward for $1000. 2p
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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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201. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 18, 1863
201. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 18, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward inquiring whether James will be renting his place another year noting that he has had "several applications" to rent the property. 1p.
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202. Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- September 25, 1863
202. Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- September 25, 1863 Agreement between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward for $4000 for the tenancy of his slaves and the use of 500 acres. 2p.
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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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204. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 18, 1863
204. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 18, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that he has purchased 24 head of cattle for him and asks for directions on how to have them delivered. 1p.
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205. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863
205. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that Myers' medical exemptions for service have been revoked and he "will soon leave for the army of Tennessee." He offers James the service of his overseer, Pagett, writing that the slaves "will be much better pleased with him I think than they at present are" claiming their current overseer, Rawlinson, "has endeavored to predjudice (sic) them to him." 2p.
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206. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863 (second letter)
206. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- November 28, 1863 (second letter) Second letter of the same date from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward telling him that he (Myers) may be able to be exempt from service if James would make him his overseer. 1p.
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207. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- December 3, 1863
207. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- December 3, 1863 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing him that he should look for another overseer because he is appealing the revocation of his medical exemption for service and that he may need to use the overseer that he had previously offered James. 2p.
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208. Written loan for $20 -- December 9, 1863
208. Written loan for $20 -- December 9, 1863 Receipt of $20 from Thomas Ferguson for brickwork. 1p.
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209. 3 Confederate Checks --1864
209. 3 Confederate Checks --1864 Three receipts for confederate bonds issued to the holder under the "Act to reduce the Currency." All of the receipts are notarized on the reverse and two of them are, in return, transferred to pay taxes. 6p.
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210. Military Commission of J.B. Ferguson -- August 8, 1864
210. Military Commission of J.B. Ferguson -- August 8, 1864 Military commission of J.B. Ferguson as a Major of Artillery. 1p.
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211. H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward -- March 9, 1864
211. H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward -- March 9, 1864 Letter from H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward concerning an ongoing disagreement between Heyward and Frank Myers concerning payment of rent in "present currency." 1p.
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212. H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward -- March 10, 1864
212. H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward -- March 10, 1864 Letter from H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward concerning an ongoing disagreement between Heyward and Frank Myers about payment of rent in "present currency." At the time the agreement was made "little distinction was made between confederate currency and Bank Notes." 2p.
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213. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- August 21, 1864
213. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- August 21, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward inquiring if he intends to rent for next year "the place now occupied by your negroes." 1p.
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213a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 7, 1864
213a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 7, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward reminding him that only he should receive the rent for the properties Heyward is leasing. 1p.
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214. James B. Heyward to Frank Myers -- September 18, 1864
214. James B. Heyward to Frank Myers -- September 18, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward to Frank Myers informing him that he most likely will rent his property again but wants time to look for another place "where I may have greater hopes of health and profit." 2p.
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215. James B. Heyward to Frank Myers -- 1864
215. James B. Heyward to Frank Myers -- 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward to Frank Myers concerning an ongoing dispute about a rental agreement and the use of present currency. 1p.
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