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.