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Drayton family papers, 1837-1869

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101.
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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Certificate
Certificate Certifying John Drayton has taken the oath of alligiance of December 1863
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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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Charles E. Kanapaux to unidentified
Charles E. Kanapaux to unidentified Recommendation for J.P. Droze's application for assistance from the State appropriation. Authored by Charles Kanapaux and signed by William Bull, G. Legare, John Drayton, J.R. Wilson, J. McLeod and W.E. Mikell.
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Certificate
Certificate A pass allowing John Drayton to move freely in Charleston. Copy
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Diploma
Diploma James Drayton's diploma from Rensselaer Institute, Troy, N.Y., noting his profiency in sciences and land surveying
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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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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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Sketches
Sketches Plan of building faade and roof. Structure very similar to (if not), Drayton Hall mansion. Miscellaneous calculations included.
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Poetry: The death of a wife
Poetry: The death of a wife Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on the death of Louisa Eleanor Drayton
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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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George Bright to James S. Drayton
George Bright to James S. Drayton Bright is unprepared to met the increased wage Drayton has set for his slave Isaac. He requests Drayton settle for $20 per month.
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Conveyance
Conveyance Conveyance of property by Thomas and John Drayton to James Drayton. Inclusive of a lot on Coming Street and twenty-two slaves
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Poetry: Untitled; "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad"
Poetry: Untitled; "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad" Handwritten poems by James Drayton. One is untitled, the others: "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad" (incomplete)
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Poetry: The Indian's Complaint
Poetry: The Indian's Complaint Printed poem by Goldreef
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James S. Drayton to "Charlotte"
James S. Drayton to "Charlotte" A lengthly and searching "sketch of my life", by James Drayton. Written in the form a of confessional, Drayton reflects on his childhood, education, the death of his first wife (Louisa Elford), the purpose of his existence and his strong feelings for the recipient.
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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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Conrad Wienges to James Drayton
Conrad Wienges to James Drayton Writing to Drayton in Texas, Wienges discusses a storm in Charleston, General Daniel Edgar Sickles, the display of the national flag, and the will of "Uncle Jacob"
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George Bright to James S. Drayton
George Bright to James S. Drayton Bright is unprepared to met the increased wage Drayton has set for his slave Isaac. He requests Drayton settle for $20 per month.
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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.