A four-page letter written by John F. Grimke to his father, John Paul Grimke, regardng his arrival at Camp Purisburgh. Grimke describes the poor condition of the roads, the state of the militias in the Carolinas, and recruitment within "Continental Battalions." Grimke notes that unless more severe laws are passed regulating regional militias, it is probable that Americans would be forced to "submit to [their enemy's] Government."
A letter written by Colonel Owen Roberts in Purrysburg, South Carolina to John F. Grimke at the camp at "Two Sisters." Roberts references the high desertion rate in camp following an unsuccessful battle by General Ashe.
A letter written by Thomas Ousby to John F. Grimke to accompany a "pay bill" [receipt] drawn up by Ousby. Ousby notes that he has recently cashed two "Drafts" sent by Grimke, and hopes to be able to pay him back soon.
A letter written to John F. Grimke from B. Waring, possibly of Bellefield Plantation in Georgetown County, South Carolina. Waring regrets to inform Grimke that due to a poor indigo crop, he is unable to pay an owed debt. Waring references Grimke's "little sweetheart" (possibly Waring's own child) who has entirely forgotten Grimke and recommends that Grimke stop for a visit on his next trip to Camden, South Carolina (where Waring will shortly be living?).
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.
Form letter from Yale College (possibly to parents of students) regarding Sophomore Class's failure to "perform" required recitations. In margins of form letter Theodore Drayton Grimke includes a message to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, in which he details specifics of the controversy with Yale's sophomore class.