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Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923

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233. Memorandum form for freedmen and women as laborers on a plantation -- 1865
233. Memorandum form for freedmen and women as laborers on a plantation -- 1865 General agreement form for freedmen and women as laborers on a plantation. 3p.
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234. Oath of Allegiance for Thomas B. Ferguson -- June 21, 1865
234. Oath of Allegiance for Thomas B. Ferguson -- June 21, 1865 Copy of the oath of allegiance to the United States by Thomas B. Ferguson. 1p.
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235. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated goods -- 1865
235. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated goods -- 1865 Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson to General John Hatch, commander of the Northern District, Department of the South, for the return of goods confiscated at the plantations of his father, James. 3p.
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236. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated rice -- 1865
236. Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson for confiscated rice -- 1865 Petition of Thomas B. Ferguson to General John Hatch, commander of the Northern District, Department of the South, for the return of a large quantity of rice which was confiscated from his father, James. Of an approximate 7000 bushels of rice, Ferguson has been able to locate only 1185 bushels which were transported by the sloop "Julia" to Bennett's rice mill in Charleston. Ferguson's petition makes the plea that the rice "is the only means his father has for supporting and subsisting a large family. 3p.
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237. Record of transactions at Bennett's Mill -- May 30, 1865
237. Record of transactions at Bennett's Mill -- May 30, 1865 Record of transactions at Bennett's Mill, Charleston, concerning the sale of 1185 bushels of rice. The miller's receipt was apparently used in support of Thomas Ferguson's petition to be remunerated for the seizure of his father's rice. 5p.
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238. Note of rough rice taken from James Ferguson' s plantation -- June 20, 1865
238. Note of rough rice taken from James Ferguson' s plantation -- June 20, 1865 Certified statement from the former overseer concerning rice taken from James Ferguson's Dockon Plantation. The note was apparently used in defense of Thomas Ferguson's petition to reclaim or be remunerated for the confiscated rice. 2p.
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239. Note of Overseer at Ferguson's Dockon plantation -- June 23, 1865
239. Note of Overseer at Ferguson's Dockon plantation -- June 23, 1865 Second certified statement from the former overseer concerning rice taken from James Ferguson's Dockon Plantation. The note was apparently used in defense of Thomas Ferguson's petition to reclaim or be remunerated for the confiscated rice. 2p.
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240. Statement of W.H. Dowdey -- June 26, 1865
240. Statement of W.H. Dowdey -- June 26, 1865 Third certified statement from the former overseer concerning rice taken from James Ferguson's Dockon Plantation. The note was apparently used in defense of Thomas Ferguson's petition to reclaim or be remunerated for the confiscated rice. 2p.
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241. Note of delivery of rough rice to Bennett's Mill -- June 26, 1865
241. Note of delivery of rough rice to Bennett's Mill -- June 26, 1865 Certified statement from a miller at Bennett's Mill concerning the purchase of rice taken from James Ferguson's Dockon Plantation. The note was apparently used in defense of Thomas Ferguson's petition to reclaim or be remunerated for the confiscated rice. 2p.
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242. Agreement between Dr. S. H. Sanders and James B. Heyward -- April 29, 1865
242. Agreement between Dr. S. H. Sanders and James B. Heyward -- April 29, 1865 Written agreement between Dr. S. H. Sanders and James B. Heyward for Sanders to hire Heyward's "prime negro labourers" for "thirty bushels of corn per head." The agreement further stipulates that it will be voided if Sanders "should be disturbed by the enemy." 2p.
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243. G.E. Manigault to James B. Heyward -- May 22, 1865
243. G.E. Manigault to James B. Heyward -- May 22, 1865 Letter from Gabriel Edward Manigault to James B. Heyward describing the enormous changes that have occurred in Charleston "since the new regime" took over. He laments the loss of his servants and writes that, given the economic stagnation of the times, "I see nothing but starvation staring the negroes in the face." 4p.
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244. Receipt from T.B. Ferguson to [first name?] Gaillard -- July 8, 1865
244. Receipt from T.B. Ferguson to [first name?] Gaillard -- July 8, 1865 Receipt for $75 from T.B. Ferguson to [first name?] Gaillard for "one cream colored horse." 2p.
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245. Printed circular from War Department -- September 28, 1865
245. Printed circular from War Department -- September 28, 1865 Printed circular from the War Department, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned lands, concerning the confiscation of property in the "insurrectionary States" with detailed instructions on how said lands can be restored to the previous owner. 3p.
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246. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 4, 1865
246. Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson -- October 4, 1865 Receipt of payment by Thomas B. Ferguson for saw mill at Dean Hall plantation. 1p.
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247. Contract to work between freedmen and William McBurney -- 1865
247. Contract to work between freedmen and William McBurney -- 1865 Contract to work at the saw mill at Dean Hall Plantation between freedmen and William McBurney. 1p.
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248. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- 1865
248. William McBurney to Thomas B. Ferguson -- 1865 Letter from William McBurney to (probably) Thomas B. Ferguson concerning a shipment of cattle to Dean Hall Plantation. 1p.
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249. Property List of Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 13, 1865
249. Property List of Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 13, 1865 List of property identified by Thomas Ferguson from two homes on East Bay and Broad Street in Charleston, SC. The note gives Ferguson the right to reclaim the named items. 2p.
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250. Sales slip for rice from Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 14, 1865
250. Sales slip for rice from Thomas B. Ferguson -- July 14, 1865 Sales slip for 284 bags of clean rice from Thomas B. Ferguson in Charleston. 2p.
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251. Articles belonging to James Ferguson -- August 3, 1865
251. Articles belonging to James Ferguson -- August 3, 1865 Certified list from Thomas Ferguson of articles belonging to James Ferguson at two Charleston, SC, residences. The list is signed by the Provost Marshall, Levi Stuber, head of the U.S. military police controlling Charleston. 1p.
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252. Receipt of note from Thomas B. Ferguson to Theodore Barker -- August 16, 1865
252. Receipt of note from Thomas B. Ferguson to Theodore Barker -- August 16, 1865 Receipt of note for $400 from Thomas B. Ferguson to his lawyer, Theodore Barker, to be held as security in a claim for back wages brought by his former overseer, William Dowdey. 1p.
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