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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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086. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- May 19th (ca. 1855)
086. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- May 19th (ca. 1855) Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother writing about a recent visit of relatives. He also mentions that he is looking forward to summer encampment and "no more study for two months." 3p.
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087. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- September 3rd, 1852
087. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- September 3rd, 1852 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about being "drilled half to death to show off before General Scott" and comments on some of his fellow cadets. 4p.
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088. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- February 22nd, 1854
088. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- February 22nd, 1854 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about a fight he has gotten into with another cadet and is "sorry to say that I am in arrest again." 2p.
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089. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 10th, 1854
089. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 10th, 1854 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson requests a long list of articles to be sent to him and writes that he is in debt to the school and unable to get anything from the commissary. 6p.
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090. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 22nd (ca. 1855)
090. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- November 22nd (ca. 1855) Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about being transferred to Company A and "is now in the clutches of Lt. Nelson commonly known as fossil remains." He relates about failing his first inspection with the new commander "as an introduction to the Co." 4p.
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091. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- September 6th, 1855
091. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- September 6th, 1855 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson writes about finally settling in after his furlough and the pleasant time he had flirting with the girls before his drills and studies began, claiming "had I been in the neighborhood of Charleston people would have had me married a dozen times." 3p.
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092. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- March 12th, 1856
092. Samuel Wragg Ferguson to F.R. Barker (Godmother) -- March 12th, 1856 Letter from Samuel Wragg Ferguson from West Point to his godmother. Ferguson inquires about friends and family and relates his daily struggles with his "poor old overcoat." 3p.
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221. Sarah Myers to James B. Heyward -- October 31, 1864
221. Sarah Myers to James B. Heyward -- October 31, 1864 Letter from Sarah Myers to James B. Heyward replying to his note of the same date. Myers consents to the use of "present currency" for that years' rent and indemnifies him should another interested party later object. For the next years' rent she states that she will only take currency if others are still using it. 1p.
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356. Sue M. Monroe to Mattie Hayne Heyward -- May 26, 1899
356. Sue M. Monroe to Mattie Hayne Heyward -- May 26, 1899 Letter from Sue M. Monroe to Mattie Hayne Heyward detailing how she cared for the graves of the soldiers in the days and years after the Second Battle of Bull Run and that the exact location of her uncle's remains are not known. 7p.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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