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Drayton family papers, 1837-1869

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Slave and clothing inventories
Slave and clothing inventories Slaves at Drayton Hall and slaves working in town ("Town List"). Slaves are listed along with clothing allocation (in yards). Divided into "Men, Women & Children" categories. Plantation slaves also divided by field and "House servants".
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Name in print
Name in print Multiple prints of J. S. Drayton
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John Drayton to R.L. Singletary
John Drayton to R.L. Singletary Copy. Drayton complains that military personnel are siphoning the rations of the enslaved laborers. Correspondence is forwarded several times.
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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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Clifford and Matthews to John Drayton
Clifford and Matthews to John Drayton Clifford and Matthews discuss the lease of Drayton Hall to F.H. Trenholm, his poor performance, and their hopes of replacing him as a lessee
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F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton
F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton Trenholm requests that Drayton agree to extend his mining lease at Drayton Hall. Estimates of mining machinery are included.
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Clifford and Mattthews to John Drayton
Clifford and Mattthews to John Drayton 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).
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F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton
F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton Trenholm requests his lease of Drayton Hall be extended.
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J. Fraser Matthews to John Drayton
J. Fraser Matthews to John Drayton Matthews writes concerning the mining lease for Drayton Hall by a Philadelphia Company
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S.S. Stohenthal to Thomas Drayton, May 22, 1863
S.S. Stohenthal to Thomas Drayton, May 22, 1863 Note from Stohenthal accompanying an enclosure of $12.500 (in Confederate Depository Certificate), for Drayton's 108 cotton bales. Enclosure not found.
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J.A. Leland to James S. Drayton
J.A. Leland to James S. Drayton Leland criticizes Drayton for his inflated bill and instructs him to make several amendments.
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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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Thomas Frean to James Drayton
Thomas Frean to James Drayton Correspondence about Drayton's work as a surveyor and when he might be paid
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Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton
Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton Frean offers his condolences concerning the death of Charles Drayton, James' father; discusses his work as a surveyor and James' prospects for employment
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Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton
Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton Frean describes his poor financial situation and is frustrated his cannot contact Major J.A. Leland
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Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton
Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton Frean believes Drayton's claim for payment from Major J.A. Leland will be successful
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Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton
Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton Frean cannot communicate with Major J.A. Leland regarding what Drayton is owed; he relates his good wishes regarding Drayton's forthcoming marriage to Louisa Elford.
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Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton
Thomas Frean to James S. Drayton Frean informs Drayton that J.A. Leland has dispatched a letter to Drayton the previous day
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William Ramsay to D.B. Harris
William Ramsay to D.B. Harris Ramsay denies John Drayton's charges of fraud regarding the slaves' rations. Supported by remarks of Col. J.W. Robertson on back.
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Receipt and list of names
Receipt and list of names Acknowledging the receipt of $220 dollars from John Drayton in exchange for six horses. Miscellaneous names listed on back - probably freedmen