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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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216. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 21, 1864
216. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- September 21, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward concerning tenancy for next year and the ongoing dispute about the use of "present currency." 2p.
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217. William Henry Heyward to John P. Meau -- September 24, 1864
217. William Henry Heyward to John P. Meau -- September 24, 1864 Letter from William Henry Heyward to John P. Meau concerning the assessment for the Confederate Tax of 1864. Letter includes an exhaustive inventory of slaves, acreage, types of crops, etc., for several Heyward plantations including Fife, Myrtle Grove, Rotterdam and Hamburgh. On one unnamed Heyward plantation in St. Peter's Parish, William Henry Heyward writes, "in consequence of the proximity of the enemy the greater portion of this land has been abandoned." 4p.
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218. Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1864
218. Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward -- October 1, 1864 Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward. The bond, dated March 13, 1963, is at the center of a dispute between Myers and Heyward over the use of Confederate Treasury notes to pay for Heyward's rental of Myers' trust property. 1p.
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218a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- October 3, 1864
218a. Frank Myers to James B. Heyward -- October 3, 1864 Letter from Frank Myers to James B. Heyward informing Heyward that he cannot accept a clause Heyward wants inserted in their rental agreement. 1p.
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219. Note seeking Bond of Indemnity for James B. Heyward -- October 19, 1864
219. Note seeking Bond of Indemnity for James B. Heyward -- October 19, 1864 Note written by James Heyward's attorney, H. W. Fickling, seeking Bond of Indemnity for James B. Heyward if Heyward should pay his rent to Mrs. Myers and not the actual trustee, Mr. Myers. 1p.
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220. James B. Heyward to Mrs. Frank E. Myers -- October 31, 1864
220. James B. Heyward to Mrs. Frank E. Myers -- October 31, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward to Mrs. Frank E. Myers concerning rent for Myers' plantation. James is anxious to have an agreement in place because "the time to plant our fall crops is now at hand." James alludes to the ongoing problem concerning the payment of rent in currency. 2p.
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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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222. Jno. H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 12, 1864
222. Jno. H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 12, 1864 Letter from Jno. Boatwright to James B. Heyward concerning rent for a plantation. 1p.
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222a. James B. Heyward to Dr. James H. Boatwright -- November 14, 1864
222a. James B. Heyward to Dr. James H. Boatwright -- November 14, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward to Dr. James H. Boatwright concerning rent for the house occupied by James. James accepts the offer of $8000 to rent the house owned by Boatwright, but asks him to put in writing that it is okay to pay in Confederate currency adding, "difficulties with other parties must be offered in excuse for requesting what may otherwise seem to you to be so unnecessary a stipulation." 2p.
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222b. John H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 14, 1864
222b. John H. Boatwright to James B. Heyward -- November 14, 1864 Letter from Jno. Boatwright to James B. Heyward affirming that he will accept confederate currency for the year's rent. 1p.
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223. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 6, 1864
223. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 6, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward at Combahee to his wife Maria Heyward. James has traveled back down to his Combahee plantation from Columbia with the hope of being able to check on the condition of his Fife Plantation near Savannah, if the news of the enemy is favorable. He apparently enjoys being back on his own plantation writing "it is delightful here." 3p.
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224. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 7, 1864
224. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 7, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward at Combahee to his wife Maria Heyward. James was unable to travel to Savannah as planned due to skirmishes at "Coosahatchie." He mentions the death of an "Edward" at the "Church Creek encampment" and bemoans his inability to get news on local troop movements and battles writing "Sunday night the enemy made a raid on the other side of Combahee and I never heard of it until Tuesday. I fear sometimes they may capture me in bed." 6p.
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225. James B. Heyward to Dr. D.W. Ray -- December 19, 1864
225. James B. Heyward to Dr. D.W. Ray -- December 19, 1864 Letter from James B. Heyward in Columbia to Dr. D.W. Ray, trustee for the late owner whose land James had verbally agreed to rent. James is anxious to move his slaves there for safekeeping but is worried the trustee had no knowledge of the agreement between James and the recently departed owner. James also mentions that he must hasten back to the low country "as my property there is in peril from the proximity of the enemy." 2p.
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226. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 25, 1864
226. James B. Heyward to Maria Heyward -- December 25, 1864 Christmas day letter from James B. Heyward back at Combahee to Maria Heyward in Columbia. In his letter, James is reflecting on the dire situation and the bleakness of their future believing soon "it will all be over and we shall be reduced to a poverty irretrievable." He struggles with what to do with his slaves given the eventual "scarcity of food" and "depreciated currency." He intends to leave the majority at his plantation but expects to bring up to Columbia "John's wife so as to take from him that temptation to running off." He writes that he will also bring "Mary if she will leave her daughter Molly...I don't value Mary so much as to saddle myself with the support of Molly." 10p.
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227. Receipts and orders for James B. Heyward from quartermaster's office -- January 1865
227. Receipts and orders for James B. Heyward from quartermaster's office -- January 1865 Receipts and orders from Confederate quartermaster at Green Pond, South Carolina to James B. Heyward.
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228. R. Felker to Mr. Heyward -- ca. 1865
228. R. Felker to Mr. Heyward -- ca. 1865 Letter, exact date unknown, from R. Felker to Mr. Heyward giving him a list of cotton weights and an update on the search for Mr. Heyward's lost hogs. 2p.
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229. Corn and rice given by James B. Heyward -- January, 1865
229. Corn and rice given by James B. Heyward -- January, 1865 Lists of corn and rice amounts given by James B. Heyward for "Soldiers Wife's Tax." 4p.
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230. Cotton weights at plantation and Charleston -- ca. 1865
230. Cotton weights at plantation and Charleston -- ca. 1865 List of cotton and rigging weights probably measured for transport, ca. 1865.
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231. Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker -- ca. 1865
231. Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker -- ca. 1865 Note to James B. Heyward from R. Felker giving him the weight of recently bailed cotton from unnamed plantation. 2p
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232. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson to E. F. Benedikt [Benedict?] -- 1865
232. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson to E. F. Benedikt [Benedict?] -- 1865 Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson to E. F. Benedikt [Benedict?] for maintenance on his buggy. 2p.
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