Kate Ferguson, wife of Samuel Wragg Ferguson, writes to her husband's godmother. This undated letter was apparently written after Samuel Ferguson's promotion to brigadier general in the Confederate army. She relates how "Ferguson's command is now resting from his last terrible raid" and that "Capt Nugent and William Barker have not yet returned from Deer Creek." 4p.
List of volunteer firefighters of city engine number 7, including their names, ages, description, occupation, and residence. This copy is missing one name due to a tear in the page, but the information is available in the second copy. Donated to the Charleston Museum by Charles Pequette, 1925
List of volunteer firefighters of city engine number 5, including their names, ages, description, and occupation. This copy does not include the firefighters' street of residence. See Copy 2. Donated to the Charleston Museum by Charles Pequette, 1925
List of volunteer firefighters of city engine number 4, including their names, ages, description, occupation, and residence. See Copy 2 for some additional information missing in this copy. Donated to the Charleston Museum by Charles Pequette, 1925
Note of Bond between Frank Myers and James B. Heyward. The bond, dated March 13, 1963, is at the center of a dispute between Myers and Heyward over the use of Confederate Treasury notes to pay for Heyward's rental of Myers' trust property. 1p.
Letter from H.L. Elliott to James B. Heyward concerning an ongoing disagreement between Heyward and Frank Myers about payment of rent in "present currency." At the time the agreement was made "little distinction was made between confederate currency and Bank Notes." 2p. March 10, 1864.
Letter from Madame Antonia to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him, while he is in Europe, to speak to the General Superior of her order on the proper procedures concerning a mentally ill nun who has been taken from the convent by her mother. June 10, 1864. 6p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about their anniversaries as Bishop and Mother Superior and wonders if the Bishop is "as tired of superiority as I am!" She also writes of a local murder in Columbia and a visit to the convent by the wife of "pirate Semmes." March 10, 1864. 8p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch requesting his "Lenten regulations" for the season. She also writes of putting most of her money in the stockpiling of provisions "before the new currency comes in." February 10, 1864. 4p.
A letter to Charlotte Allston from the overseer at Chicora Wood Plantation discussing crops, a sickness on the plantation and resistance from enslaved persons, particularly females, following Stephen's departure. Makes notation that the enslaved person Toney came back and has not been punished. According to Toney, Stephen tricked Toney to travel with him, only to be told later on that Stephen, who was supposedly armed, was taking his family to the "Yankees" and that Toney needs to come with them. Toney eventually was able to leave and return to the plantation.