Capt. Edward Barnwell, Beaufort, writes to daughter, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, cautioning her about over-doing the social scene in Charleston. He also writes of gardening and his crops, including the propagation of orange trees, and asks that Catherine care for her sick sister by giving her "tincture of bark & brandy & water."
Letter from Capt. Edward Barnwell, Cincinnati, to daughter, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, Charleston. Barnwell, with his daughter and son-in-law, is researching the business climates of several northern cities where his daughter and son-in-law might settle.
Letter from Alexander Garden, Charleston, to Capt. Edward Barnwell, Beaufort, discussing the difficulty of publishing and distributing his book (probably "Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War: With Sketches of Character of Persons the Most Distinguished, in the Southern States, for Civil and Military Services").
Letter from Mary Hutson Wigg Barnwell, New York, to Catherine Osborn Barnwell, Charleston. Mary Barnwell describes her travel to Newport and New York and discusses her plans concerning her return to Beaufort.
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller, "Paris" Island, to sister-in-law Catherine Osborn Barnwell, Charleston. Fuller mentions Catherine's "providential escape" from a fire and requests several items for Catherine to purchase for her.
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller to sister-in-law Catherine Osborn Barnwell. Fuller recounts the "hornet's nest" surrounding Beaufort during a recent election and gives details concerning the conversion of Tom Fuller.
Letter from Elizabeth Barnwell Fuller, Beaufort, to brother William H. W. Barnwell, Charleston. Fuller writes of the death of a Rev. Lowrie in China, the work on a translation of the bible in Chinese by Bishop Boone and others, and local missionary work dedicated to religious instruction "for the negroes." She also hints of some tension between William and other clergy members and suggests that he be more conciliatory in his language.