Long humorous letter written by Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton from Offenbach, Germany (1840s?) to his mother describing taking a break from his studies, visiting small towns, castle ruins, going fishing and the dangerous prank he undertook scaling a tower in the duchy of Walsaw, the village of Falkenstein.
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 letter from Glen Drayton to his brother (Thomas Drayton?) asking him to protect and care for his children whom he has put under the care of a Mrs. Foster, with a mention of advice from General Pinckney.
An unaddressed letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke requesting that borrowed money be returned to him. Drayton-Grimke writes that he needs the sum at once to pay the post office, his fencing instructor, and to purchase a mathematics book.
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.
An undated eight-page letter including a copy of a note by George Washington and Colonel Roberts' response. Washington's letter outlines the consolidation of the armed forces of the states into one Continental Army as well as outlines plans for modeling the new army. Washington references the awarding of rank and initiating a system of compensation for injured soldiers and the wives and family of fallen soldiers. Roberts' response critiques Washington's plans, stating that officers require better stockpiles of supplies, not better pay, to improve the state of their armies. Roberts furthermore critiques Washinton's system of promotions.
A letter (1756) referencing the recruitment of Indians as troops, written by William Shirley (1694-1771), who served as the Governor of Massachusetts and a commander, after Braddock, of British troops in the French and Indian War.
Two-sided fragment possibly written by John F. Grimke to an unknown recipient regardng his inability to acquire the number of "negroes" required by a quota. The writer recommends that slaves be taken from the plantations of Mrs. Colleton, John and James Smyth, Sir John Nesbitt, or Elias Ball.
John F. Grimke's military service rosters begin with a list of 79 soldiers that were once in Captain Beckman's company, but apparently transferred to Captain Grimke's Company of the South Carolina Artillery Regiment upon Beckman's promotion to Major continues with a list and description of Grimke's company.
Letter from John Milton (circa 1740-1817), prisoner of war in St. Augustine, Florida, writing to Brigadier General (Lachlan?) McIntosh, under a flag of truce, explaining his condition and desire for release.
A series of enclosed letters sent by General Robert Howe to John F. Grimke referencing the possibility of a duel between Howe and General Christopher Gadsden. Gadsden's "undeserved treatment" of Howe is described as the reason for the "affair of honour."
A two-page letter written by John F. Grimke at Fort Jones in Sunbury, Georgia to General Robert Howe[?]. Grimke discusses orders received by Adjutant Brown which caused confusion among Grimke's troops.
A four-page letter written by John F. Grimke to General Howe in May of 1778 referring to several “conveyances” of supplies sent by boat to Howe. Grimke also makes note of Howe’s impending meeting with the Governor. Grimke also recommends that Howe move his camp to improve morale, indicating that the army “will grow tired.”
A letter written to John Lawson, Senator of the Town of Sunbury in Georgia, by four "subscribers" calling upon Lawson to examine "the State of the Schooner Peggy" which was taken over by the State for use during the Revolutionary War and damaged.
A three page letter written by John F. Grimke to General (Howe?) from a fort located in Sunbury, Georgia. Grimke writes of the defense of a fort in Augusta awaiting attack. Grimke recommends that the General order additional supplies to account for a longer than expected military campaign.
A four-page letter written by Captain Joseph Warley from the "Camp at Governor Treutlen's" to an unknown recipient. Warley possibly references military orders directed by General Robert Howe. Warley recommends battle formations and instructions for military sentries.
A two page letter from General Robert Howe to John F. Grimke referencing General Lincoln's arrival and Howe's possible relocation to Indiana. Howe suggests that Grimke remain ready to return to Savannah at a moment's notice.
A six page letter written by General Robert Howe to John F. Grimke from Fort Howe in New Brunswick, Canada. Howe apologizes for not answering Grimke's letter and refers to the transfer of military provisions.
A letter written by Colonel Owen Roberts in Purrysburg, South Carolina to John F. Grimke in Georgia requesting the issue of "pay bills" for the companies under Grimke's command. Roberts notes that two companies have arrived with ammunition in tow.
A three-page letter written by Colonel Owen Roberts in Purrysburg, South Carolina to John F. Grimke at the "Two Sisters" camp. Roberts writes about sending supplies to Grimke and his inability to procure medicine. Roberts mentions an impending attack on the British "at Yamasee".
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 three-page letter written by Colonel George Roberts in Purrysburg, South Carolina to John F. Grimke at the "Two Sisters" camp. Roberts writes about the failure of the American Navy and France and Spain's naval and monetary assistance during the Revolutionary War.