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 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 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 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 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.
Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to Nathanael Greene regarding the issues the government encountered when attempting to pay the soldiers of the Revolution and discussing possible solutions. General discussions of economics, the nature of the relationship with France, and establishing trade with several Spanish ports are also discussed.
Letter from Nathaniel Heyward from "Blue House" to his grandson James Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. Nathaniel provides additional monies for James to replace his lost wardrobe and writes how "the excitement for the West is ruining So. Ca. The negroes as well as the white population are moving off in great numbers." 4p.
Letter from Grandmother Barnwell in Beaufort to Maria H. Heyward at "Blue House." In her letter, Grandma Barnwell includes an extract from the last letter of Henrietta Heyward, Maria's sister, who wished to have a copy of it. 4p.
Letter from Nathaniel Heyward at Combahee to his grandson James in Cambridge, Mass. In his letter, Nathaniel provides additional monies to pay James' debts and reprimands him for his extravagance. Nathaniel mentions that James' brother, Nathaniel, has bought a house in Beaufort and is building "a lofty one at White Hall." He tells James that when he returns from college in October "being of age (21) - I shall resign my administration, and leave you with the rice crop." He also notes that all is peaceful and well at Combahee, "notwithstanding the Growls of the Abolitionist." 3p.
Letter from J.M. Perneau to Charles Heyward enclosing a release outlining the final disposition of the will and testament of James Heyward (1764-1798) upon the recent death of his remarried wife, Susan, on September 7th. 1845. 5p.
Bond of indemnity by James B. Heyward to Charles and William Henry Heyward for any financial obligations that may ensue from granting James the property bequeathed to him in the will of his recently departed grandfather, Nathaniel Heyward (1766-1851). 4p.
Letter from J. Harleston Read, in Charleston, to James B. Heyward in Cambridge, Mass. In his letter, Read asks James to inquire about several outstanding bills he owes in Boston. The bills were apparently to be paid by a friend who died enroute when the steam-packet "Pulaski" sank off North Carolina. Read also writes that the "City is very sickly, people dying like rotten sheep - nothing keeps me here, but a desire to be admitted to the bar." 4p.
A letter from Theodore Drayton-Grimke to his father, Thomas S. Grimke, written from New Haven, Connecticut while attending Yale. Drayton-Grimke writes about traveling to New York and getting into (financial?) trouble.
Letter from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer to Unknown reporting the loss of a battle in Camden, South Carolina, Britain's efforts to attain allies in Europe, shortage of funds, and the arrival of an enemy fleet containing 2000 soldiers.
Letter from Mann Page Jr. to John Page praising the news of Mr. George Wythe’s promotion to Speaker of the House of Delegates and in turn, lamenting the decision to dismiss Colonel R. H. Lee from Congress.
Letter from Francis Barber to William Alexander [Lord Stirling] regarding his reluctance to be kept from the fray by an injury and to express upon Lord Stirling the necessity of additional troops to safeguard the stores near Elizabethtown.
Letter from Thomas McKean to Nathanael Greene regarding the movement of troops from Staten Island towards the Delaware River and the placement of Admiral Digby and his battle ships, frigates. McKean also states his inclusion of the current proceedings of Congress.
Handwritten notes on the expenses, investigation and trial preparation, preparations of pleadings and memoranda, and trial matters regarding the legal case between National Board of the Y.W.C.A. of the U.S.A. vs. Y.W.C.A. of Charleston South Carolina throughout 1971.