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Drayton family papers, 1837-1869

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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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Literary Manuscript
Literary Manuscript A literary manuscript by James Drayton
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Certificate
Certificate A pass allowing John Drayton to move freely in Charleston. Copy
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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
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Certificate
Certificate Appointment of James Drayton as Third Corporal in the Charleston Ancient Artillery
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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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Account summary
Account summary Brief record of account between Doctor H.L. Toomer and James Drayton. All billed items are food. Miscellaneous calucations on back.
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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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R.L. Brodie to John Drayton
R.L. Brodie to John Drayton Brodie requests Drayton transfer his medical attendance to Fort Johnson, where he will aid enslaved laborers
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William Izard Bull to H.L. Toomer
William Izard Bull to H.L. Toomer Bull - chairman of the St. Andrews Board for the Soldiers Relief Fund - sends this note to accompany the enclosure of three appilcations for relief.
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William Izard Bull to John Drayton
William Izard Bull to John Drayton Bull requests he be sent the furniture
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William? Burden to John Drayton
William? Burden to John Drayton Burden requests Drayton visits him when he is next in town
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Certificate
Certificate Certification that James Drayton is an honorary member of the Marion Artillery
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Certificate
Certificate Certifying John Drayton has taken the oath of alligiance of December 1863
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Prosecution charges
Prosecution charges Charge of absence without leave brought against Victor Neely of Palmetto Battalion
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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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Clifford and Matthews to John Drayton
Clifford and Matthews to John Drayton Clifford and Matthews request Drayton send them a further power of attorney
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Slave and clothing inventory
Slave and clothing inventory Cloth and blanket list for slaves. Divided by sex and location (Drayton Hall or country; or "town")
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Clothing inventory
Clothing inventory Clothing inventory for an individual. Includes under shirts, night gown, stockings, handkerchief, etc.
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John Drayton to unidentified
John Drayton to unidentified Concerning the organisation of the St. Andrews Parish Board for the "relief of the soldiers families".