A bill of sale to Thomas S. Grimke for the purchase of a slave named August from Francis Giraud, who is described as "sound sober and no runaway." The back of the form includes a signed statement by attorney John Ward regarding the bill of sale.
A bill of sale to Thomas S. Grimke for the purchase of a slave boy named Agrissa from Sarah Marie Drayton. The back of the document includes a signed statement, possibly from an attorney, verifying the legality of the bill of sale.
A letter written to John F. Grimke from Alexander Chisolm in Charleston, South Carolina. Chisolm commends Grimke for his "kind interference" in a business manner. Chisolm writes that he will make a payment on a debt presently.
A portion of a will possibly belonging to Thomas Drayton in which Drayton specifies the ways in which he would like his slaves distributed. The writer also wills several "hacks" and tracts of land on the Ashley River.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, from "Middletown" (Middleton Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina?). Drayton-Grimke describes his studies in Trigonometry and reading Homer.
A letter to John F. Grimke from James Delaine in Charleston, South Carolina. Delaine thanks Grimke for his offer of service if a war breaks out with France in St. Domingo following the Emancipation of revolted slaves. Delaine describes the different socioeconomic classes that exist in St. Domingo and the probability of French intervention following the revolution.
Letters of Mary Smith Grimke, wife of John Faucheraud Grimke, to her daughter, Anna Rutledge Grimke Frost (1795-1882), in Philadelphia, regarding the drowning death of her son, Benjamin (1798-1825) and his child, her grieving daughter-in-law Mary Augusta Barron Grimke (1806-1843) and the return of the bodies to Charleston, to be buried in St. Paul's cemetery. With references to settling of her husband's (?) estate, a note to her granddaughter as well and references to "Sally" (Sarah) and Angelina Grimke, especially the latter's turning to religion, attending Presbyterian services, giving up fashionable company and dress and becoming more like her sister Sarah.
Letters of Mary Smith Grimke, wife of John Faucheraud Grimke, to her daughter, Anna Rutledge Grimke Frost (1795-1882), in Philadelphia, regarding the drowning death of her son, Benjamin (1798-1825) and his child, her grieving daughter-in-law Mary Augusta Barron Grimke (1806-1843).
A short letter from George Reid, Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati, to John F. Grimke regarding starting a society chapter in South Carolina. Reid notes that a meeting will be held at "William's Coffee House" to discuss the matter further.
A newspaper clipping announcing an "Anniversary Meeting" of the Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina, to take place in Charleston on Chalmers Street at the "Depository." The clipping lists the elected officers of the Society.
A bill of sale to Sarah Marie Drayton for the purchase of five slaves from the estate of Mrs. Ann D. Perry. James W. Gray, the commisioner of the Court of Equity facilitated the sale. The sale includes the guarantee to the purchaser of "the future issue of the Females"--meaning any future children will be the property of the purchaser. The back of the document includes several worn statements regarding the legality of the sale.
A letter from Thomas S. Grimke to Philadelphia bookseller Thomas Kite, asking his opinion of Mr. Price, an attorney, but also giving details on military preparations and a fear of violence over the nullification issue in Charleston.
Letter from Thomas S. Grimke, President of the South Carolina Temperance Society, to William Gill, James Johnson, William Greu, and Isaac A. [Kerlark?], the committee of the Temperance Society of 'F' Company, 2nd Regiment of Artillery, stationed at Fort Moultrie, recommending that their organization receive auxiliary status within a soon-to-be-established state temperance society.