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 from A. Sachtleben thanking J. Drayton Grimke-Drayton Esq. for the use of his house on Pigeon Hill in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The Sachtleben family left Charleston to escape the summer heat. Sachtleben also mentions several portraits that are being copied for Grimke-Drayton and the possibility of Grimke-Drayton's brother, a reverend, visiting that summer.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke writes about studying algebra and geometry and describes a recent English composition prize that he won (a work of Shakespeare's).
An envelope and enclosed four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton [Jr.?]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son about traveling on a "big boat" (presumably across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S.) and that he had become ill while aboard ship.
A four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Grimke-Drayton [Jr.]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son that he is "far away" on a "very big boat." He also describes some of the animals he has seen while traveling.
An envelope and enclosed four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton [Jr.?]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son that he may bring "terrapins" with him when he returns home to England. Grimke-Drayton tells his son to try to be good for his mother's sake.
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.
Letter from Elizabeth Caroline Grimke to her sisters Angelina Grimke and Mrs. Anna Rutledge Grimke Frost regarding the death of their brother Thomas Smith Grimke, and the impact it had on his widow and a family member named John.
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 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.