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.
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 to Thomas S. Grimke from Reverend Jasper Adams from Geneva, New York expressing his views on classical education, especially for the upper class; constitutional history; the new Southern Review; and the improvements at the College of Charleston in which Adams expresses his continuing interest.
A short letter from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to Thomas S. Grimke. Pinckney mentions that he will pass along a memorandum [of Grimke's father's death?] to his (Pinckney's) brother, as Pinckney's brother and Grimke's father were at Westminster school together and in the same military company.
Legal document from the heirs of John Wilson's estate forbidding (their brother?) Thomas Wilson from paying out money to James Stanyarne from the same estate. The document is undersigned by John H. Wilson, William S. Wilson, and Sarah E. Wilson, and witnessed by William Jasper.
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 partial letter from an unnamed writer to Thomas S. Grimke describing the writer's acquaintance with Grimke's father. The writer describes the patriotism of "persons educated at Westminster" and describes Grimke's father's service during the Revolutionary War as admirable.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Letter writer, a possible family member of the recipient, writes to J. Drayton Grimke Jr. about deer hunting with "Halliday" and the 500 acres of land in his own possession. Letter includes addressed envelope.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
A two-page letter written by R.B. Roberts from the "Camp at Ashepoo," in South Carolina. Roberts writes that an officer, Captain Wickly's, conduct had been "scandalous & infamous" while at camp by refusing to heed Roberts' orders.
A four-page letter written by John F. Grimke at the camp near "Sisters Ferry," to his father, John Paul Grimke, in Charleston, South Carolina. The younger Grimke describes the movements of the Continental and enemy armies, and notes that one of their men was "carried off by the enemy" several evenings prior.
A three page letter written by John F. Grimke to his father, John Paul Grimke. Grimke refers to his father's situation in "Charles Town" and discusses "the enemy's" retreat from Augusta, Georgia, as a possible consequence of an intercepted letter between two generals in the Continental army.
A six-page letter written by John F. Grimke at the camp at "Sisters Ferry on the Savannah" to his father, John Paul Grimke. The younger Grimke makes reference to the state of the Continental Army, desertions, and enemy spies.
A four-page letter written by John F. Grimke from the "Camp at the Sisters" to his father, John Paul Grimke, in Charleston, South Carolina. The younger Grimke refers to a nearby battle in which a highly esteemed general, General Ashe and his men were "routed totally."
A six page document sent to [Judge?] William Henderson which includes several correspondences between General George Washington and Brigadier General Clinton. Washington and Clinton discuss the capture of a Major John Andre, Adjutant General to the British Army, who was possibly serving as a spy.
Notarized affadavit by James Island planter, George Rivers, testifying that cattle were removed from his enclosures by a man working under the "Commisary of Captures" who promised a receipt to Rivers, but neglected to grant one.
A two-sided pay stub asserting that the United States [government?] owes Thomas Ousby, of South Carolina, payment for his services as an adjutant and officer in the armed forces. The pay period is recorded as January 1st, 1782 to October 23rd, 1782.
A two-page letter written by General Robert Howe in Philadelphia to John F. Grimke in Charleston. Howe urges Grimke to welcome two business associates on their trip to Charleston, a Mr. Todd and a Mr. Winthrop.
A seven-page letter written by General Robert Howe in Philadelphia to John F. Grimke. Howe references Grimke's willingness to testify on his behalf in an upcoming trial. Howe writes that a treaty has arrived in New York and that the city is soon to be evacuated. Howe also requests that Grimke remember him to his friends.
A three-page letter by Jacob Read in Philadelphia possibly to John Fauchereaud Grimke. Read refers to several debts for bonds that need to paid. Read also writes about receiving several "Drafts" worth forty guineas altogether.
A letter written by John F. Grimke in Charleston to General Robert Howe. Grimke references two earlier letters from Howe in which Grimke was asked to both pay a debt for Howe and receive two of Howe's associates while they did business in Charleston. Grimke writes that he was unable to assume the debt and hoped that Howe would be able to make the payment.
A letter written by Thomas Ousby in Williamsburg,Virginia to John F. Grimke in Charleston, South Carolina. Ousby writes that he has enclosed a document allocating "power of attorney" to Grimke and that he regrets that Treasure "Indents" have depreciated in value.
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 letter to John F. Grimke from John Troup with attached minutes from a Freemason meeting. Troup requests that Grimke write a letter to a Mr. O'Brien Smith requesting the discharge of a bond and payment for a lease.
Rough notes (circa 1834) for a reply by Thomas S. Grimke to an article in the May/June 1834 issue of the Calumet about the merits (or not) of defensive war, the fair copy of which was lost and never published. The notes are on the reverse of a letter (1796) in French to Grimke's father, John F. Grimke, from his daughter's tutor.
A letter to John F. Grimke from James Delaire in Charleston, South Carolina. Delaire thanks Grimke for his offer of service if a war breaks out with France in St. Domingo following the Emancipation of revolted slaves. Delaire describes the different socioeconomic classes that exist in St. Domingo and the probability of French intervention following the revolution.
List of slaves belonging to "The Wilsons" (Algernon and Thomas Wilson?) under mortgage to Thomas Drayton. The list includes sections devoted to the names of slaves who had died or been sold while under mortgage. Includes a note from Thomas Smith Grimke seeking more information.
Promissory note from Thomas Drayton promising to return a security deposit to Algernon and Thomas Wilson once debts had been paid. The Wilsons owed Drayton "three notes" (of varying monetary amounts). Middleton plantation is mentioned.