Kate Ferguson, wife of Samuel Wragg Ferguson, writes to her husband's godmother. This undated letter was apparently written after Samuel Ferguson's promotion to brigadier general in the Confederate army. She relates how "Ferguson's command is now resting from his last terrible raid" and that "Capt Nugent and William Barker have not yet returned from Deer Creek." 4p.
Nathaniel Heyward writes from the "Bluff" on Combahee to his grandson James B. Heyward. He references a conflict, "Morris Vs. Wilson," vowing "not to interfere" and leaves James an order for cotton and stone lime. 2p.
Letter from Charles Heyward to James B. Heyward informing him of the serious illness of his grandfather, Nathaniel. Enclosed is a second letter from Dr. Thomas Hutson asking James to contact "any of your medical friends in the city." 4p.
Letter from J.M. Perneau to Charles Heyward enclosing a release outlining the final disposition of the will and testament of James Heyward (1764-1798) upon the recent death of his remarried wife, Susan, on September 7th. 1845. 5p.
Letter from James B. Heyward at Hamburgh plantation to Charles Baring at Bee Hive plantation, Pon Pon, in reply to Baring's letter concerning a delinquent tax bill. James refuses to pay, claiming his grandfather paid the bill in Charleston instead of Walterborough, but will "give immediate attention" to the mix up. 2p.
Letter from Grandmother Barnwell in Beaufort to Maria H. Heyward at "Blue House." In her letter, Grandma Barnwell includes an extract from the last letter of Henrietta Heyward, Maria's sister, who wished to have a copy of it. 4p.
Bond of indemnity by James B. Heyward to Charles and William Henry Heyward for any financial obligations that may ensue from granting James the property bequeathed to him in the will of his recently departed grandfather, Nathaniel Heyward (1766-1851). 4p.
List of 118 slaves, (location and exact date unknown), numbered in pen and an additional 12 duplicate names listed at the end in pencil. The list was perhaps compiled as an inventory of property after the death of Nathaniel Heyward (1766-1851). 3p.
Memorandum for purchase of Fife Plantation by Nathaniel Heyward (III), James B. Heyward, and William Henry Heyward from Daniel Heyward Hamilton. The memorandum declares the property will be jointly held by the three and all monies made will either go back into the plantation for operating costs or to pay back the principal and interest of the loan. In addition to the property and slaves of Fife Plantation the Heywards purchased an additional forty slaves from the estate of "Mrs. Hamilton." 3p.