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.
Drayton's attorneys reveal a new lease for Drayton Hall has been agreed with a mining company from the North. They hope to remove the current lessee, F.H. Trenholm, as soon as possible. Fees are due for ejecting Moulton Emery and John Prentice (the first lesses).