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.