Legal release from William Henry Heyward & Esther Heyward to James B. Heyward. This document grants the title and rights to certain properties of Esther Heyward to James B. Heyward in exchange for property bequeathed to William and Esther by their grandfather. This document is apparently a renewal of an earlier release signed by all parties that was lost during the war. 5p.
Copy of legal proceedings from G.M. Trenholm to James B. Heyward. The proceedings were brought by Colleton County, SC, residents against the Green Pond, Walterboro and Branchville Railway Company and certain county officials. The plaintiffs argue that a ballot authorizing the county government to subscribe to stock in the Railway was irregular and that the "railroad tax" authorized by the ballot to pay for the stock is unlawful. Among several irregularities cited by the plaintiffs is the appearance of non property owners on the petition that allowed the ballot. 40p.
Letter(s) to a Miss Watting (from Elisa ?) in Bombay, India, care of James B. Ferguson. In the letter, written over a period of months in cross-hatch, the author describes Bombay in detail, her social life there and her eagerness to hear of news from America and England. The writer also mentions that, while in Gibraltar, she saw the Union gunboat Chippewa keeping watch on the Confederate cruiser Sumter "as a cat with a mouse." 17p.
Letter from James B. Heyward to cousin Marie (last name?) containing extensive Heyward genealogical information and family anecdotes. Heyward also gives his opinion on marriage between Heyward cousins and its effect on the children's intelligence. 8p.
Note with tips on keeping butchered meat fresh. The note mentions using charcoal as a preservative and ranks the different types and cuts of meat according to how long they stay fresh. Author and date unknown. 2p.