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Drayton family papers, 1837-1869

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Inventory of sales
Inventory of sales List of items sold by John Drayton's attorneys on his behalf
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Bill
Bill Bill for attorney William Whaley's services to John Drayton, including the restoration of Drayton's plantation, the right to contract with the former slaves, the prosecution and conviction of three freedmen, and the search after silver alledgedly stolen by the former bondsmen.
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Tax receipt
Tax receipt Receipt concerning John Drayton's Corporation Tax for 1865
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Tax receipt
Tax receipt Receipt concerning John Drayton's Corporation Tax for 1865
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Receipt
Receipt Drayton acknowledges the receipt of $1,015 from brothers-in-law, Thomas and John Drayton
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John Drayton to James S. Drayton
John Drayton to James S. Drayton John writes to James in Charleston about his desire to come to town to raise money but his unwillingness to take the required Federal oath of allegiance. He inquires if James or someone else who has taken the oath may conduct business on his behalf so that he can avoid the oath. Drayton requests information about the "guards on the [Charleston] wharves and river" and notes his intention of leaving the country. He believes it is best for the "[Federal administration] to pile on the agony". Also mentions witnessing Union troops chasing Governor Magrath to Columbia.
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John Johnson to Major Pringle
John Johnson to Major Pringle Johnson instructs Pringle to send over "Drayton's train" as he is "only waiting for him" and the trains of two others. Crossed out notes on back.
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Certificate
Certificate A pass allowing John Drayton to move freely in Charleston. Copy
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Certificate
Certificate Certifying John Drayton has taken the oath of alligiance of December 1863
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Simon [?] Taylor to John Drayton
Simon [?] Taylor to John Drayton Note accompanying a mare sent to Drayton in Columbia.
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John Johnson to James Drayton
John Johnson to James Drayton Probably meant for Dr. John Drayton, this note states that the Engineer Hospital for sick slaves has been moved from Charleston to Kingstree
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Receipt
Receipt Receipt showing John Drayton paid tax in kind with corn and fodder
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Promissory note
Promissory note Promissory note for $2,000 due John Drayton from M.H. Pooser