This forty-eight page academic student paper handwritten by C.C. Tseng provides an overview of slavery in ancient times, the modern world, and the United States. He describes the establishment of slavery in the United States, conditions of the enslaved lives, control of slaves, sale of slaves, and political and economic effects of slavery.
Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1845-1921) was the daughter of South Carolina Governor Robert F.W. Allston (1801-1864). She married John Julius Pringle (1842-1876) in 1870 and lived at White House Plantation in Georgetown County, SC. Widowed at thirty-one, she moved to the Allston family plantation, Chicora Wood, to help her mother, Adele P. Allston, care for her widowed brother's children. She was the author of "A Woman Rice Planter" and "Chronicles of Chicora Wood." This collection consists of an incomplete rough draft of an untitled short story about Pompey Green and his disobedient wife Doll.
Vocation (or Call) addressed to Johannes Heckel by the Call Committee, advising him that they are inviting him to take the position. It refers to their unanimous agreement to the call - subject to the approval of the Bishop. "It was God's will that we were made aware of you and that we had you in our midst and will get to know you even better. We are convinced that you will be able to support our Honorable Pastor Dr. Mueller in his difficult work and in the internal and external building of our St. Matthew's Parish. So we recognize clearly and happily the finger of God and call you unanimously as our second preacher." The letter continues to express that, as a servant of the parish, he will preach God's word, help guide and lead the Church, educate children, etc.