unc logo

Collection Number: 03406

Collection Title: Preston Davie Collection, 1560-1903

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 600 items)
Abstract Preston Davie of Louisville, Ky., and New York, N.Y., was a lawyer and collector of historical manuscripts and books chiefly relating to the history of the American South during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. The collection contains scattered and largely unrelated papers, many containing significant information on political and military affairs, others chiefly of interest as autographs, primarily relating to the South. The papers primarily address military activities during the American Revolutionary War and post-Revolutionary War politics. Other papers relate to French attempts at colonization in the 16th century, a letter of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny to Catherine de Medeci, documents of Charles IX, and an origninal grant from 1682 of 6,000 acres in South Carolina to John Smith, a sugar refiner in Surrey, England, 18th-century colonial history of the Carolinas, land and property, legal issues, and matters regarding relations with Native Americans. There are also a few papers related to slavery in the South. The Kershaw-Chesnut papers, 1751-1832, are a separate series of documents pertaining to lands in North Carolina and South Carolina acquired by the Kershaw family and Chesnut family of South Carolina. Papers in the collection include letters, land grants, deeds and surveys, indentures, military orders, commissions, administrative documents, petitions, bills of sale, arrest warrants, and one volume. A significant portion of the collection relates to the American Revolutionary War in the South, 1775-1883, particularly the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. These include letters and other documents of military and civic leaders regarding administrative details, troop movements, supplies, and prisoners. A series of letters, 1774-1779, from John Pringle of South Carolina discusses American Revolutionary diplomacy from Europe and British attitudes toward the war. Another series of letters relates to the siege and capture of Charleston, S.C., 1780. Three of these letters from Sir Henry Clinton to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding the terms of surrender are believed to have been written by Major John Andre, acting as aide to Clinton. Other important letters include one from General Horatio Gates to General Nathanael Greene, 4 December 1780, written two days after he had been replaced by Greene, asking Greene for a court-martial to pass upon Gate's conduct at the Battle of Camden; and a letter from William Smallwood, 6 December 1780, to General Greene, relating to Colonel William Washington's victory in the "Quaker Gun" battle with Colonel Ridgely and 112 Tory officers and men. Persons represented in the collection include John Ashe, Theodore Broughton, William Bull, Thomas Burke, Richard Caswell, Gaspard de Coligny, Christopher Gadsden, Horatio Gates, Alexander Gillon, James Glen, Nathanael Greene, Wade Hampton, Cornelius Harnett, Patrick Henry, William Howe, Allen Jones, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, John Alexander Lillington, Francis Marion, Alexander Martin, Abner Nash, Thomas Pinckney, Griffith Rutherford, John Rutledge, Jethro Sumner, Nicholas Trott, and William Tryon.
Creator Davie, Preston, b. 1881.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Preston Davie Collection, #3406, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Preston Davie of New York, 1958; Addition (3406 B), 1959; Addition (3406 C), 1960; Addition (3409 D), 1960; Addition (3406 E), 1961; Addition (3406 F), transferred from the Rare Book Room, 1972.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

Preston Davie (born 1881) of Louisville, Ky., and New York, N.Y., was a lawyer and collector of historical manuscripts and books chiefly relating to the history of the American South during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. He was a collateral descendent of William Richardson Davie (1756-1820), one of the founders of the University of North Carolina.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

The collection contains scattered and largely unrelated papers, many containing significant information on political and military affairs, others chiefly of interest as autographs, primarily relating to the South. The papers primarily address military activities during the American Revolutionary War and post-Revolutionary War politics. Other papers relate to French attempts at colonization in the 16th century, a letter of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny to Catherine de Medeci, documents of Charles IX, and an origninal grant from 1682 of 6,000 acres in South Carolina to John Smith, a sugar refiner in Surrey, England, 18th-century colonial history of the Carolinas, land and property, legal issues, and matters regarding relations with Native Americans. There are also a few papers related to slavery in the South. The Kershaw-Chesnut papers, 1751-1832, are a separate series of documents pertaining to lands in North and South Carolina acquired by the Kershaw and Chesnut families of South Carolina. Papers in the collection include letters, land grants, deeds and surveys, indentures, military orders, commissions, administrative documents, petitions, bills of sale, arrest warrants, and one volume.

A significant portion of the collection relates to the American Revolutionary War in the South, 1775-1883, particularly the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. These include letters and other documents of military and civic leaders regarding administrative details, troop movements, supplies, and prisoners. A series of letters, 1774-1779, from John Pringle (1753-1843) of South Carolina discusses American Revolutionary diplomacy from Europe, and British attitudes toward the war (folders 59 and 104). Another series of letters relates to the siege and capture of Charleston, S.C., 1780. Three of these letters from Sir Henry Clinton to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding the terms of surrender are believed to have been written by Major John Andre, acting as aide to Clinton (folders 129-138). Other important letters include one from General Horatio Gates to General Nathanael Greene, 4 December 1780, written two days after he had been replaced by Greene, asking Greene for a court-martial to pass upon Gate's conduct at the Battle of Camden (folder 147); and a letter from William Smallwood, 6 December 1780, to General Greene, relating to Colonel William Washington's victory in the "Quaker Gun" battle with Colonel Ridgely and 112 Tory officers and men (folder 148)

Persons represented in the collection include: John Ashe (1720?-1781), Theodore Broughton, William Bull (1710-1791), Thomas Burke (circa 1747-1783), Richard Caswell (1729-1789), Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572), Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805), Horatio Gates (1728-1806), Alexander Gillon (1741-1794), James Glen (1701-1777), Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), Wade Hampton (1754-1835), Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781), Patrick Henry (1736-1799), William Howe (1732-1786), Allen Jones (1729-1793), Henry Laurens (1724-1792), John Laurens (1754-1782), John Alexander Lillington (1725-1786), Francis Marion (1732-1795), Alexander Martin (1740-1807), Abner Nash (1740-1786), Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828), Griffith Rutherford (1721-1805), John Rutledge (1739-1800), Jethro Sumner (1733-1785), Nicholas Trott (1663-1740), and William Tryon (1729-1788).

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series Quick Links

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological. Please note that numbers in parentheses refer to an initial arrangement of the materials which may be referenced in the original finding aid.

This series contains scattered and largely unrelated papers, many containing significant information on political and military affairs, others chiefly of interest as autographs, primarily relating to the South. The papers primarily address military activities during the American Revolutionary War and post-Revolutionary War politics. Other papers relate to French attempts at colonization in the 16th century, 18th-century colonial history of the Carolinas, land and property, legal issues, and matters regarding relations with Native Americans. There are a few papers related to slavery in the South, which include a list of slaves owned by Richard Cooper in 1756 (folder 31); a letter placing a value on slaves at a plantation in 1791 (folder 248) and a bill of sale for a slave named Diana in 1834 (folder 311). Papers include letters, land grants, deeds and surveys, indentures, military orders, commissions, administrative documents, petitions, bills of sale, arrest warrants, and one volume.

There are nine documents from the 16th and 17th century. Notable papers include a letter of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny to Catherine de Medeci; documents of Charles IX; and an origninal grant from 1682 of 6,000 acres in South Carolina to John Smith, a sugar refiner in Surrey, England, bearing the seals and signatures of the Earl of Shaftsbury, the Earl of Craven, the Earl of Bathe signing for Lord Carteret, and Sir Peter Colleton.

A significant portion of the collection relates to the American Revolutionary War in the South, 1775-1883, particularly the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. These include letters and other documents of military and civic leaders regarding administrative details, troop movements, supplies, and prisoners. A series of letters, 1774-1779, from John Pringle (1753-1843) of South Carolina discusses American Revolutionary diplomacy from Europe, and British attitudes toward the war (folders 59 and 104). Another series of letters relates to the siege and capture of Charleston, S.C., 1780. Three of these letters from Sir Henry Clinton to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding the terms of surrender are believed to have been written by Major John Andre, acting as aide to Clinton (folders 129-138). Other important letters include one from General Horatio Gates to General Nathanael Greene, 4 December 1780, written two days after he had been replaced by Greene, asking Greene for a court-martial to pass upon Gate's conduct at the Battle of Camden (folder 147); and a letter from William Smallwood, 6 December 1780, to General Greene, relating to Colonel William Washington's victory in the "Quaker Gun" battle with Colonel Ridgely and 112 Tory officers and men (folder 148)

Persons represented in this series include: John Ashe (1720?-1781), Theodore Broughton, William Bull (1710-1791), Thomas Burke (circa 1747-1783), Richard Caswell (1729-1789), Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572), Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805), Horatio Gates (1728-1806), Alexander Gillon (1741-1794), James Glen (1701-1777), Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), Wade Hampton (1754-1835), Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781), Patrick Henry (1736-1799), William Howe (1732-1786), Allen Jones (1729-1793), Henry Laurens (1724-1792), John Laurens (1754-1782), John Alexander Lillington (1725-1786), Francis Marion (1732-1795), Alexander Martin (1740-1807), Abner Nash (1740-1786), Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828), Griffith Rutherford (1721-1805), John Rutledge (1739-1800), Jethro Sumner (1733-1785), Nicholas Trott (1663-1740), and William Tryon (1729-1788).

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

List of manuscripts donated, 1958 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Letter patent, Lyon 1560, granted by King Charles IX of France (1) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 2

Letter patent granting to Germain Camyan, prison governor, annual sum to be passed to treasury accounts.

Folder 3

Letter of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny to Catherine de Medici, 12 March 1562 (2) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 3

Letter denying complicity on Coligny's role in an assassination.

Folder 4

Charles IX, King of France, circa 1560-1574 (3) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Charles IX, 1568 (3) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 5

Vellum document ordering an accounting to Sieur de Montal for the sum of 1250 livres.

Folder 6

Francis Walsingham, June 1578 (4) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 6

Letter to Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland.

Folder 7

Lord Leicester, November 1586 (5) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 7

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Diplomatic communication in French signed by Lord Leicester concerning remonstrance of the estates of the Low Countries against encroachments of Spain. Includes four mezzotint engravings of him.

Folder 8

Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, 29 December 1592 (6A) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 8

Official document.

Folder 9

George Monck, Duke of Albemarle, 27 September 1668 (6B) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 9

Order for delivery of two wagons to Lieutenant Colonel Grey, for baggage and arms.

Folder 10

Folder 10 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 10

Oversize Paper OP-3406/1a

Lord Proprietors of Carolina, 20 June 1682 (7a) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/1a

Two original vellum documents, lease and release, granting 6,000 acres in Carolina to Landgrave John Smith of Surrey, Refiner, and his wife Anne. Signatures and seals of Earl of Craven and Earl of Bathe signing for Lord Carteret, and Sir Peter Colleton. This grant covers the Medway Plantation in South Carolina.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/1b

Certificate of Lord Montagu, 5 September 1772 (7) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/1b

Attests to the correctness of copies of indentures conveying the same tract of land from the 1682 grant from Anne Smith to nephew John Smith, 1 December 1709; also by John Smith to Joseph Boone, 20 November 1711.

Folder 11

William III to the governor of Virginia, 2 February 1700 (257) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 11

Letter sent in the name of the king, signed by James Vernon, to the governor of Virginia directing that all pirates be sent to England for trial, and instructing him to notify the governors of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Folder 12

Folder 12 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 12

Oversize Paper OP-3406/2

Petition to Queen Anne, 24 April 1707 (8) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/2

Petition to Queen Anne by members of the House of Commons of South Carolina to consider address agreed upon before House was summarily dissolved by the governor. Signatures are John Ashe, Thomas Jones, David Davis, James Witter, John Pendarvis, Thomas Grimball, John Raven, John Honone, William Casper, Jno. Wright, Ja. Cochran, Jno. Fenwicke, Thos. Nairne, Jonth. Drake, Tho. Lynch, Samuel Eveleigh, Geo. Smith, Robert Stanwick, William Beker, Tho. Smith, Jos. Morton, Robert Stevens, John Strode, and William Elliott.

Folder 13

Edmund Jenings, 1708 (258) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 13

Two letters to "My Lord" in England, sending reports as president of the Council of Virginia, refererring to French privateers, Native American treaties, and North Carolina Quakers.

Folder 14

Viscount Stormont, 9 March 1709 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 14

Letter to Mr. Hamilton, introducing the Duke of Braganca.

Folder 15

Alexander Spotswood, 27 February 1711 (259) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 15

Letter from Alexander Spotswood of Williamsburg, Va., to someone in a neighboring colony, probably New York, about reimbursement for money advanced by Spotswood, the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, the expedition against the Native Americans led by John Barnwell of South Carolina, and his differences with the Virginia Assembly.

Folder 16

Robert Daniell, governor of South Carolina, 20 July 1714-19 October 1714 (10A) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 16

Series of documents signed by Judge Robert Daniell. 20 July 1714, warrant for arrest of Samuel Masters Cooper; 5 October 1714, warrant arrest of Lewis Lansaco; 15 October 1714, attachment of goods; 19 October 1714, attachment of goods for debt.

Folder 17

Charles Craven, 1714-1715 (9) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 17

2 February 1714, grant to Joseph Boone and survey attested by Thomas Broughton, surveyor general of South Carolina; 4 February 1714, Grant of one town lot in New London, Colleton County, S.C., to Joseph Boone; 12 October 1715, affidavit attested by Craven.

Folder 18

Charles Craven, 12 October 1715 (10B) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 18

Affidavit attested by Craven.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/3

South Carolina, 1715-1716 (11) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/3

Grant to Catherine Lapostre of 100 acres in Barkeley County, S.C., with certificate of survey attached

Folder 19

Nicholas Trott, 1725 (12) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 19

Blank attachment signed by Nicholas Trott as chief justice of South Carolina. Also included is undated manuscript ascribed to Trott, on proper swearing of witnesses, oaths of allegiance and fealty.

Folder 20

Carolina royalties, 25 July 1729 (13A) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 20

Order for surrender of 22,500 pounds from Carolina royalties, etc. Signed by by R. Walpole, Geo. Doddington, and William Clayton.

Folder 21

Memorial from General Assembly of South Carolina, 9 April 1734 (13B) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 21

Memorial to King George II in regard to dealing with Native American tribes, signed by President Thomas Broughton, Speaker Paul Jenys, and Governor Robert Johnson.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/4a

Thomas Broughton, 3 December 1736 (14) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/4a

Document signed by Governor Thomas Broughton of South Carolina, and members of the Council: Arthur Middleton, James Kinlock, Robert Wright, John Fenwick, Joseph Wragg, and Thomas Waring.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/4b

Conveyance: South Carolina, 22 September 1737 (15) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/4b

Conveyance of land in Berkeley County, S.C., from Thomas Smith to Joseph Hurst.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/4c

Deed: Charles Codner, 5 January 1739 (16) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/4c

Deed to Thomas Arkin of Craven County, S.C.

Folder 22

Daily Gazetteer of London, 10 June 1740 (16B) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 22

London Daily Gazetteer containing news from Charleston, S.C., about plans for an attack on St. Augustine by South Carolina and Georgia troops and Native Americans under Oglethorpe.

Folder 23

North Carolina colonial currency, 4 April 1748-1780 (17) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 23

North Carolina colonial currency. Original of 1748 currency transferred to North Carolina Collection Gallery in 1997. Currency from 1780 is one of each: $50.00, $100.00, and $250.00

Folder 24

James Graeme, 1 January 1750 (18) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 24

Warrant for arrest of Mathew Beard signed by Graeme as chief justice of Charleston, S.C. Related item in folder 26.

Folder 25

James Glen, 3 May 1751 (19) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 25

Appointment of administrator signed by Glen, governor of South Carolina, and William Pinckney.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/5

James Glen, 6 November 1751 (20) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/5

Grant of 350 acres in Craven County, S.C., to John Collins with attached certificate of survey.

Folder 26

James Graeme, 2 June 1752 (21) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 26

Warrent for arrest of Richard Saunders, signed by Graeme as chief justice of Charleston, S.C. Related item in folder 24.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/6

James Graeme, 18 August 1752 (22) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/6

Commission authorizing Robert Stiell to take deposition of Esther Seawright regarding sale of property by William Seawright to James Michie.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/7

Alexander Stewart, 5 April 1753 (23) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/7

Court of Chancery, Charleston, S.C. Appointment of John Harleston, Daniel Huger, Francis Lejeau, and Samuel Thomas as board of four to settle estate of John Paget.

Folder 27

James Wright, 4 October 1753 (279) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 27

Receipt for Wright's salary as attorney general of Georgia.

Folder 28

Robert Dinwiddie, 13 June 1755 (260) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 28

Robert Dinwiddie, governor of Virginia, to Governor Horatio Sharpe of Maryland, Fort Duquesne expedition, recruiting and appropriations for the French and Indian War.

Folder 29

Estate of Robert Johnson, 16 August 1755 (280) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 29

Notice of appointment of appraisers of the estate of Robert Johnson, ship carpenter, and oath taken by the appraisers, with their signatures, including that of William Erven, later governor of Georgia.

Folder 30

William Bull, 7 October 1755 (24) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 30

Summons attested by William Bull, justice of South Carolina.

Folder 31

John Reynolds, 31 October 1755-1 September 1756 (281) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 31

Three autographs of John Reynolds, colonial governor of Georgia. 31 October 1755, appointing appraisers for the estate of Aimie Prunieres; 8 May 1756, appointment for the estate of Richard Cooper, and "Inventory of the goods, chattels of Rich Cooper," which includes a list of slaves owned by Cooper; 1 September 1756, copy of the will of Patrick Clark and the affidavit of one witness, John Tinley, made before Reynolds.

Folder 32

William Henry Lyttelton, 6 July 1756 (25) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 32

Lyttelton was governor of South Carolina. Affidavit regarding supplies for His Majesty's ships.

Folder 33

Henry Ellis, 19 August 1757-7 October 1760 (282) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 33

Five autographs of Henry Ellis, governor of Georgia. 19 August 1757, appointment of appraisers for estate of Richard Miller; 6 December 1757, warrant for 300 acres for Richard Scruggs, with attached survey; 1 November 1759, appointment of appraisers for estate of John Peter Port; 3 September 1760, warrant for 150 acres at Midway to Daniel Donovan; 7 October 1760, warrant for 50 acres to David Dicks.

Folder 34

Folder 34 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 34

Oversize Paper OP-3406/8

Richard Cumberland, 12 June 1759 (26) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/8

Letters patent to Richard Cumberland as provost marshall of South Carolina to succeed Thomas Lowndes and Hugh Watson, deceased. Issued by command of, but not signed by, George II.

Folder 35

George III, 30 June 1760 (27) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 35

Salary warrant of George III authorizing payment to Arthur Dobbs, governor of North Carolina, of 1,000 pounds per year from duties in lieu of same payment formerly made from quit rents of the province.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/9

William Simpson, 24 July 1761 (28) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/9

William Simpson was chief justice of South Carolina. Document conveying land from Mathew Cross and his wife to Sarah Bonneau of St. Thomas.

Folder 36

Marmaduke Jones, 1761-1762 (29) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 36

Two pages removed from original minute book of the Superior Court, Wilmington, N.C., signed by Chief Justice Charles Berry, Stephen Dewey and Marmaduke Jones; records appointment of Jones and Jaspar Charlton as justices of the Supreme Court.

Folder 37

Thomas Stevens, 16 March 1762 (30) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 37

Letter to Thomas Hancock of Boston, Mass.

Folder 38

Charles Skinner, 6 July 1762 (31) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 38

Warrant for arrest of Thomas Little, also signed by J. Rutledge.

Folder 39

Lord Egremont, 10 July 1762 (32) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 39

Letter from Attorney General Lord Egremont to Governor Sharpe of Maryland, censuring the Assembly for its failure to provide supplies requisitioned by the King.

Folder 40

Lord William Campbell, 10 October 1762 (33) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 40

Naval instructions by Lord William Campbell, governor of South Carolina.

Folder 41

William Keppel, 13 August 1763 (33b) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 41

William Keppel, British officer, to William Adams, regarding military affairs and troops going to Ireland.

Folder 42

William Tryon, Governor of North Carolina, 8 May 1765 (34) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 42

Commission of John McKildo as Sheriff of Tyrel County, N.C.

Folder 43

Folder 43 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 43

Oversize Paper OP-3406/10

South Carolina Indenture, 27 July 1765 (35) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/10

Deed of land from Henry Dongworth to Joseph Kershaw of 100 acres owned by Dongworth under original grant of 1761.

Folder 44

William Tryon, 2 September 1765 (36) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 44

Appointment of Reverend James Reed as rector of Christ Church, Craven County.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/11

William Bull, 16 May 1766-3 April 1775 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/11

Governor William Bull of South Carolina, grant of land in Craven County, S.C., to Joseph Kershaw, with attached certificate of survey; conveyances to Aaron Loocock, John English, John Cantey, John King, Thomas English, John Sutton, James Hinds, and William Scott.

Folder 45

James Wright, 18 December 1766 (283) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 45

Appraisal document.

Folder 46

Thomas Polk, 15 January 1767 (290) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 46

Signature as witness of Richard Buckelew being bound to Henry Eustace McCulloh in North Carolina Province.

Folder 47

James Wright, 10 June 1767 (283) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 47

Appointment of appraisers for estate of Thomas Hogg.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/12

Lord Montagu, 20 August 1767-28 November 1771 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/12

Grant of land in Craven County, S.C. to William Randols, with attached certificate of survey; conveyances to Eleanor Thomson, John Cantey, Charles Ogelvie, Alex Brodie, and John Payne.

Folder 48

Lord Montagu, 17 October 1767 (39) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 48

Petition for guardianship.

Folder 49

Folder 49 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 49

Oversize Paper OP-3406/13

South Carolina Indenture, 7 November 1768 (40) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/13

Deed of land from James Carson to James Chestnut, Craven County.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/14

William Tryon, November 1768-16 December 1769 (41) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/14

Pay certificates of Edward Vail and William Branch as members of the North Carolina Assembly from Chowan. Endorsed on back by Governor William Tryon of North Carolina; 6 December 1768, warrant for payment to Robert Harris, colonel of the Granville Battalion, of allowance as officer on public service at Hillsborough; 16 December 1769, grant of land to Richard Caswell in Dobbs County.

Folder 50

James Wright, will of Ludwig Neidman, 18 October 1769 (283) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 50

Appointment of appraisers for the estate of John Mayer.

Folder 51

Folder 51 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 51

Oversize Paper OP-3406/15

South Carolina Indenture, 1 February 1771 (42) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/15

Indenture covering transfer of 660 acres in Granville County.

Folder 52

Earl of Hillsborough, 3 July 1771 (291) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 52

Earl of Hillsborough, Whitehall, transmitting to the deputy governor of Pennsylvania documents disallowing law passed by the colonial legislature.

Folder 53

James Habersham, 2 September 1771 (284) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 53

Autographs of James Habersham.

Folder 54

James Habersham, 21 October 1771 (284) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 54

Appointment of appraisers for the estate of John Gionovole, with attached inventor and appraisal.

Folder 55

Sir Peter Chester, Governor of West Florida, 1 September 1772 (43) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 55

Land grant to John Falconer with attached certificate of survey.

Folder 56

Robert Howe, 9 March 1773 (44) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 56

Jo. Martin's order to pay Captain Robert Howe for garrisoning Fort Johnston.

Folder 57

Folder 57 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 57

Oversize Paper OP-3406/16

Alexander Gillon, 19 May 1773 (45) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/16

Charleston, S.C., indenture signed by Albert Smith and Alexander Gillon, exectutors of the estate of Richard Beresford.

Folder 58

Jethro Sumner, 21 August 1773 (46) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 58

Receipt to William Branch, high sheriff of Halifax County, N.C., for two men charged with felonies in Bute County, N.C., Signed by Sumner as sheriff of Bute. See related items in folders 66, 144, and 146.

Folder 59

John Pringle, 30 July 1774-7 August 1775 (47) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 59

Letters from John Pringle of Charleston, S.C., to William Tilghman of Philadelphia, Pa. Letters dated 30 July 1774-13 December 1774 written from Charleston and centers of political situation, mentioning names of members of the South Carolina Continental Congress: Thomas Lynch, Henry Middleton, John Rutledge, Christopher Gadsen, and Edwward Rutledge. Letters from 22 April 1775-7 August 1775 are written from London, England, and focus on England's views and reactions to armed conflict with Americans. See related item in folder 104.

Folder 60

William Manning, 16 January 1775 (48) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 60

Letters to Henry Laurens of Charleston, S.C. from his agent William Manning in London, England, dated 16 January 1775-21 March 1776, that gives his account of political developments in London and attitudes of various important individuals toward the American colonies.

Folder 61

William Houston, governor of Georgia, 15 July 1775 (285) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 61

Receipt to Couper & Telfair for funds, and duplicates.

Folder 62

Folder 62 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 62

Oversize Paper OP-3406/17

William Campbell, governor of South Carolina, 28 July 1775 (49) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/17

Grant of land in Camden to Thomas Singleton, with attached certificate of survey.

Folder 63

John Laurens, 4 September 1775 (50) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 63

Letter to Laurens's father regarding the political situation in England, expressing desire to return home for public service, and describing English schools which he is considering for his son. See related item in folder 77.

Folder 64

Pennyslvania Evening Post, 1775-1776 (51) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 64

Series of newspapers from 13 April 1775-28 May 1776, containing military news, including news from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Folder 65

Charles Lee, 13 April 1776 (261) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 65

Charles Lee of Williamsburg, Va., to the Committee of Safety of North Carolina, regarding equipment and troops.

Folder 66

Jethro Sumner, 30 May 1776 (52) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 66

Bute County, N.C., letter to Colonel John Floyd, Fincastle County, Va. Delivered warrant from Lord Dunmore for 2,000 acres in Fincastle to Mr. Wm. Russell on 19 March 1774 with five pounds of Virginia money and draft on Robert Turnbull or Charles Duncan of Hanford, Va., for balance of fees. Russell was never heard from, and letter asks that Floyd attend to survey, and that he will gladly pay an extra fee for a good location. See related items in folders 58, 144, and 146.

Folder 67

General James Moore, 24 June 1776 (53) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 67

Letter to Cornelius Harnett, president of the Council of Safety, asking that militia under General Ashe be added to his force or removed to prevent friction. Related letter in folder 73.

Folder 68

James Alexander, 3 September 1776 (54) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 68

Charlotte Town, Mecklenburg County, S.C. Letter to Alexander's aunt, Mrs. Mary Cox in Baltimore, Md. Alexander discusses the siege of Charleston, S.C., and his roles as school teacher and soldier.

Folder 69

Henry Laurens, 8 September 1776 (55) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 69

Laurens, writing from Charleston, S.C., to his brother James Laurens in London, England, expressing sorrow at change due "wicked and misinformed administration."

Folder 70

John Matthews, 17 September 1776 (56) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 70

Warrant for arrest of Alexander Cameron.

Folder 71

John Rutledge, 20 November 1776 (57) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 71

Rutledge was governor of South Carolina. Unsigned and unsealed privateer commission. Related items in folders 84, 116, and 124.

Folder 72

Archibald Bullock, 22 November 1776-13 February 1777 (286) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 72

Autographs of Archibald Bullock, governor of Georgia. 22 November 1776, will of Mary Powell and affidavit of one of the witnesses before Bullock; 15 January 1777, appointment of appraisers for estate of John Davis; 13 February 1777, appointment of John Wereat and William Erven to administer oath of probate to witnesses of Patrick Mackay's will.

Folder 73

James Moore, 1 April 1777 (58) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 73

Letter to Governor Richard Caswell of North Carolina regarding troop movements. See related item in folder 67.

Folder 74

Richard Caswell, 10 July 1777 (59) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 74

Letter from Caswell, governor of North Carolina, to Major William Davidson, deploring lack of discipline and ordering removal of forces to Halifax leaving one officer of each company for recruiting services; expects money for bounty and pay to arrive from Philadelphia, Pa.; tells of engagement at Brunswick and retreat of British at Amboy. See related items in folders 94 and 110.

Folder 75

Thomas Burke, 22 July 1777 (60) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 75

Letter to Governor Caswell of North Carolina reporting battle of Ticonderoga and giving news of General Howe and General Washington. See related items in folders 81, 83 and

Folder 76

John White, 30 August 1777 (61) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 76

Letter giving instructions regarding orders for supplies. See related items in folders 92 and 114.

Folder 77

John Laurens, 1778 (72) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 77

Letter to DuPonceau written in English, German, French, Latin, Greek, Italian, and Spanish. See related item in folder 63.

Folder 78

Bond of John Rains, privateer, 6 January 1778 (287) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 78

Bond signed by Samuel Elbert, Joseph Clay, Edward Telfain, James Habersham, and John Rains to Governor John Adam Treutlen of Georgia, as security covering application for letters of marque and reprisal, to act as a privateer against British shipping. Rains was probably the master of the ship.

Folder 79

Hezekiah Alexander, 16 February 1778 (62) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 79

Signature as witness to will of James Orr of Mecklenberg.

Folder 80

Cornelius Harnett, 20 March 1778 (63) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 80

Letter to Governor Caswell of North Carolina regarding shortage of provisions for army.

Folder 81

Thomas Burke, 21 May 1778 (64) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 81

Agreement with William O'Neal and Co. to purchase 30 horses. See related items in folders 75, 83, and 180.

Folder 82

Patrick Henry and Thomas Madison, 3 June 1778 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 82

Agreement regarding land.

Folder 83

Thomas Burke, July 1788 (66) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 83

Letter to Elbridge Gerry regarding treaty of alliance with France, inability of England to continue the war, and his vision of the greatness of the United States. See related items in folders 75, 81, and 180.

Folder 84

John Rutledge, 9 July 1778 (65) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 84

Letter to Benjamin Franklin introducing Mr. Gillen. Includes two engravings of Rutledge. See related items in folders 71, 116, and 124.

Folder 85

F. Prosser, 5 September 1778 (292) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 85

Letter to Patrick Henry, enclosing 1,000 pounds to be turned over to state treasury.

Folder 86

Rawlins Lowndes, 16 September 1778 (67) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 86

Letter to Thos. Young regarding administration of oath of allegiance and forfeiture of estates.

Folder 87

Barth Dondridge and Walter Coles, 23 October 1778 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 87

Binding document signed by Dondridge and Coles.

Folder 88

Ephraim Blaine, 2 November 1778 (294) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 88

Ephraim Blaine of Philadelphia, Pa., to John L. Howell regarding purchase of grain "on acct. of the public."

Folder 89

John Ashe, 17 December 1778 (68) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 89

Letter to John Court directing him to proceed to Charleston, S.C., with pork purchased by Thomas Amis, contractor for Wilmington District for use of North Carolina troops raised to aid South Carolina and Georgia. See related item in folder 121.

Folder 90

Griffith Rutherford, 20 December 1778 (69) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 90

Letter from Brigadier General Rutherford, at camp near Ten Miles House, to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding his plan to advance his command nearer headquarters in order to find a better place for encampment.

Folder 91

Isaac Huger, 29 December 1778 (70) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 91

Return of officers and men of 3rd and 5th Regiments of South Carolina, commanded by Huger, and of the Carolina Corps of Artillery, commanded by Colonel Owen Roberts, missing after the Battle of Savannah.

Folder 92

Colonel John White, 31 December 1778 (71) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 92

Return of officers, men, guns, ammunition, and small arms on ten war vessels commanded by White. See related items in folders 76 and 114.

Folder 93

General Stephen Bull, 22 January 1779 (73) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 93

Letter to General Lincoln sending deposition of prisoner regarding British plans to attack Fort Lyttleton, Beaufort, and the Island of Port Royal. He describes positions, indicates defense available and asks Lincoln's opinion and orders. See related item in folder 98.

Folder 94

Richard Caswell, 23 February 1779 (74) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 94

Receipt for tax money paid by sheriff of Beaufort, N.C. See related items in folders 74 and 110.

Folder 95

Peter Timothy, 5 March 1779 (75) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 95

Timothy was a printer from Charleston, S.C. Letter regards sending papers and requesting his correspondent to reply in kind; late Antigua, St. Kitts, English, Irish, and Scotch papers which fell into his hands by capture.

Folder 96

John Habersham, 7 March 1779 (288) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 96

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln informing him of the escape of two American officers who broke parole, asking for their return to the British.

Folder 97

Colonel J.C. Senf, 7 April 1779 (77) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 97

Letter from Senf in Camp Orangeburgh to Colonel Grimke in General Lincoln's camp. Letter is personal, but contains comments on military events as well.

Folder 98

Stephen Bull, 10 April 1779 (76) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 98

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln giving report of his own command and also news secured from British deserters. See related item in folder 93.

Folder 99

Thomas Pinckney, 18 April 1779 (78) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 99

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding exchange of prisoner and cautioning officers not to ride alone for fear of retaliations by a deserter.

Folder 100

General Andrew Williamson, 24 April 1779 (79) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 100

Letter from camp near Adams Ferry to General Benjamin Lincoln reporting strength and plans of British troops in the Carolinas. See related item in folder 102.

Folder 101

Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh, 30 April 1779 (80) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 101

Personal letter written from Camp Middlebrook to Henry Laurens. Letter tells of Washington's plans to send him south, his idea of Native Americans and how to treat them, and reports of military action around "Shruesbury." Photograph of McIntosh's grave is included.

Folder 102

General Andrew Williamson, 1 May 1779 (81) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 102

Letter from camp near Adams Ferry to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding prisoners and funds for "secret service." See related item in folder 100.

Folder 103

Charles Alexander and James Alexander, 9 June 1779 (83) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 103

Signatures on a bond.

Folder 104

John Pringle, 20 June 1779 (84) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 104

Letter written from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to unknown recipient. Letter discusses successes of American privateers, attitudes of various U.S. delegates regarding him, and travel plans. See related item in folder 59.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/18

William Thomson, 25 June 1779 (82) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/18

Deed to Robert Pringle of land in South Carolina, on north side of Congaree River.

Folder 105

Allen Jones, 1 July 1779 (85) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 105

"A general return of the Halifax Brigade."

Folder 106

General Benjamin Lincoln, 9 July 1779 (86) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 106

Letter from Charleston, S.C., to delegates from Massachusetts Bay to Continental Congress. Lincoln, fearing another attack on St. Augustine, asks delegates what they can do to assist. See related items in folders 138 and 190.

Folder 107

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 22 July 1779 (87) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 107

Letter to General Lincoln sending captured letter and prisoners.

Folder 108

Robert Howe, 30 July 1779 (88) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 108

Letter to Henry Laurens thanking him for letter and saying he is marching to Ridgefield. Includes engraving of Howe.

Folder 109

Allen Jones, 7 August 1779 (90) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 109

Letter to North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell, advising six British officers broke parole and escaped, and that the men were in poor condition, too ill to guard the prisoners.

Folder 110

Richard Caswell, 8 August 1779 (89) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 110

Letter to Governor Rutledge adivising North Carolina Continental troops marching to upper part of South Carolina number only 300. Militia is drafted but is held on call subject to governor's orders. Also includes instructions as to time, route and provision supply of march. See related items in folders 74 and 94.

Folder 111

Jonathan Bryan, 20 August 1779 (91) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 111

Letter to John Houstown of South Carolina. Bryon is on parole in Long Island, N.Y., and is anxious for news from South Carolina.

Folder 112

George Melven, 25 August 1779 (92) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 112

Sends letter by Mr. Carpenter who recently escaped from Savannah, and his account of the British troops there.

Folder 113

Thomas Rutledge, 25 September 1779 (93) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 113

Letter regarding rice supply for Count D'Estaing, mentioning vessels in harbor and where supplies are stored and expected. Think salt and rum should be purchased in Savannah and is sending Mr. McCullough to discuss the matter. See related item in folder 136.

Folder 114

John White, 1 October 1779 (94) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 114

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln recounting capture of 141 prisoners, receipt of latter attested in Lincoln's hand on letter. See related items in folders 76 and 92.

Folder 115

Augustine Prevost, 10 October 1779 (95) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 115

British General Prevost to General Benjamin Lincoln relating to truce with the Count D'Estaing to search swamp for wounded and to the exchange of prisoners.

Folder 116

John Rutledge, 1 December 1779 (96) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 116

Affidavit of Phillip Smith, executor of the estate of James Skirving, Jr., regarding African American hire for work at batteries of Chapman's Bluff and Field's Bluff on February and March of 1779, attested by James Skriving. See related items in folders 84 and 124.

Folder 117

Colonel John Hamilton-Captain W. Jackson, 3 December 1779 (97) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 117

Agreement between Colonel John Hamilton, commissioner appoionted by Major General Prevost and Captain W. Jackson, aide to General Benjamin Lincoln, that Captain Espey can be exchanged for nine British prisoners whose parole had been delivered to Colonel Hamilton.

Folder 118

Rancis Marion, 9 December 1799 (98) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 118

Letter reporting capture of prisoners, refusal to grant flag of truce to citizens who wish to pass through the lines unless they have the permission of the governor, desertion of his waggoner and lack of clothing and food, men doing field duty without shoes. See related items in folders 126, 164, and 188.

Folder 119

Alexander Lillington, 18 December 1779 (99) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 119

Letter to Governor Richard Caswell of North Carolina, reporting the failure of all colonels except Colonel Rhoads to provide properly for their men, and asking the governor's assistance. See related item in folder 125.

Folder 120

Major Alexander Noble, 18 December 1779 (100) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 120

Letter written from camp at Two Sister's Ferry to General Moultrie reporting his arrival with 34 men of Colonel Picken's regiment, with more men expected.

Folder 121

John Ashe, 23 December 1779 (101) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 121

Letter written from Camp Butlers Creek to General Lincoln reporting delay due to lack of provisions and plans to proceed to McBean Creek as soon as his command has been fed. See related item in folder 89.

Folder 122

Patrick Henry, 23 December 1779, and undated (263) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 122

Memorandum of account with Samuel Beale, who paid 3,000 pound to Mr. Lomax in settlement of Henry's bond to Lomax. Undated letter from David Ross to Henry sending money on account for hiring of slaves, asking Henry's support as a candidate for the legislature from Fluvanna County.

Folder 123

Robert Heriot, 30 December 1779 (102) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 123

Letter to Rutledge asking that cannon and stores be sent by coasting vessel commanded by Joseph Immanuel; send report of deserters held in jail; Captain Davis to be relieved by another artillery officer.

Folder 124

John Rutledge, 1 January 1780 (103) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 124

Certificate of service of Edward Lloyd in Fourth Continental Regiment of South Carolina. See related items in folders 71, 84 and 116.

Folder 125

General John Alexander Lillington, 13 January 1780 (104) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 125

Letter probably written to governor of South Carolina regarding travel to Charleston to join South Carolina and Georgia Troops. He writes that his men are poorly equipped and they are without funds. He has heard there is smallpox in Charleston and if so, he will not take his men in. See related item in folder 119.

Folder 126

General Francis Marion, 13 January 1780 (105) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 126

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding possibility of attacking enemy posts, gives location and strength of each post, mentions strength of Cherokees, and mentions lack of horses and wagons. See related items in folders 118, 164, and 188.

Folder 127

Lord Rawdon, Earl of Moira, 23 January 1780 (106) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 127

Letter regarding enlisting of New Jersey men in British army. See related items in folders 157 and 176.

Folder 128

Samuel Elbert, 3 February 1780 (289) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 128

Receipt for brigadier general's subsistence allowance.

Folder 129

D. Horry, 9 February 1780 (107) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 129

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln at Charleston, S.C., telling of the arrival of British vessels headed to Charleston and related military news.

Folder 130

Samuel Huntington, 6 March 1780 (108) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 130

Letter from president of Continental Congress to General Benjamin Lincoln commanding at Charleston, S.C., announcing Congress will aid him in defense of Charleston and the Southern states.

Folder 131

General B. Wallace, 9 March 1780 (109) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 131

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln at Charleston, S.C., reporting position of enemy.

Folder 132

Siege of Charleston, S.C., 27 March 1780-26 April 1780, and undated (110a) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 132

Letters and documents related to the siege and capture of Charleston, S.C., and the aftermath. 27 March 1780, Minutes of Council, held by General Benjamin Lincoln, to consider evacuation of Fort Moultrie; 26 April 1780, Minutes of Council to consider evacuation of Charleston; undated manuscript of Colonel Laumoy, "Memorial Concerning the Safety of the State of South Carolina in General and Charleston in Particular."

Folder 133

Sir Henry Clinton, 21 April 1780-11 May 1780 (110b) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 133

Three letters from Sir Henry Clinton to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding terms of surrender of Charleston.

Folder 134

Christopher Gadsden, 5 May 1780 (111) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 134

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln enclosing resolve of Council regarding exemption from military duty of firement, and reports on quantities of provisions in private hands.

Folder 135

Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot, 12 May 1780 (110c) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 135

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding a meeting between Major Andre and Colonel Ternant.

Folder 136

Thomas Rutledge, 13 May 1780 (110d) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 136

Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln regarding surrender of Charleston being imputed to Rutledge because he failed to supply the army with provisions, especially salt. He reviews the situation from the time he was appointed commissary and believes Lincoln understands and approves his execution of that duty. See related item in folder 113.

Folder 137

Charleston generals, 19 May 1780 (110e) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 137

Protest to General Benjamin that General Clinton is not carrying out terms of Capituation Agreement. Signed by Brigadier Generals Moultrie, Woodford, Scott, and McIntosh. Also includes engraving of McIntosh.

Folder 138

General Benjamin Lincoln, 22 May 1780 (110F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 138

Letter to General Lachlen McIntosh assuring him no complaint of his conduct has been made by the army, and adding his own appreciation of McIntosh's conduct as an officer in his department. See related items in folders 106 and 190.

Folder 139

Wade Hampton, 10 June circa 1780 (112) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 139

Fragmentary letter to Major General Greene reporting several murders on the road from Granby to Ninety-Six and Augusta

Folder 140

Joseph Horry, 18 June 1780 (113) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 140

Note for ten guineas in favor of Jacob Road.

Folder 141

Abner Nash, 4 September 1780 (115) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 141

Letter to Brigadier General Jethro Sumner urging him to leave Ramsey's and advising him regarding food and troops. See related item in folder 143.

Folder 142

Lord Cornwallis, 5 September 1780 (114) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 142

Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Clarke, commanding His Majesty's troops in Georgia and east Florida, giving orders and telling of success of British at Camden, also stating his intention to march immediately into North Carolina. See related item in folder 155.

Folder 143

Abner Nash, 13 September, 1780 (116) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 143

Letter to Brigadier General Jethro Sumner to proceed at once with troops to Charlotte to join the forces there. See related item in folder 141.

Folder 144

Jethro Sumner, 1 October 1780 (117) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 144

Writing from camp at McGoon's Creek to Hon. John Penn regarding campaign around Charlotte and Guilford Court House. Also writes about troublesome volunteers whose enlistment is up and Tories. See related items in folders 58, 66, and 146.

Folder 145

Alexander Martin, 13 October 1780 (118) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 145

Letter to Brigadier General Jethro Sumner regarding Sumner's request that General Gates approve his declining Militia Command, which Gates had submitted to the War Board.

Folder 146

Jethro Sumner, 4 November 1780 (119) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 146

Letter to General Gates regarding the illness of his family. See related items in folders 58, 66, and 144.

Folder 147

General Horatio Gates, 4 December 1780 (120) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 147

Letter to General Greene asking court martial to pass upon his conduct at the Battle of Camden. Includes engraving of Gates. See related item in folder 174.

Folder 148

William Smallwood, 6 December 1780 (121) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 148

Letter to General Greene regarding sending out General Morgan with 500 infantry and Lieutenant Colonel Washington with 100 cavalry to guard a wagon train, on intelligence of which British retreatd without attacking. He related Washington's victory in his "Quaker Gun" battle with Colonel Rudgely, Major Cook and 112 Tory officers and men.

Folder 149

Nathanael Greene, 15 December 1780 (122) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 149

Letter written at Camp Charlotte to Brigadier General Jethro Sumner, sending resolution to the Congress regarding rehabilitation of the Continental Army; ordering a rendezvous of all state soldiers at Hillsborough, re-equiping of troops and report of all men available.

Folder 150

Nathanael Greene, 1 February 1781 (123) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 150

General's orders. Reports British crossing Catawba; orders all militia to assemble at David Carr's between Baley's Ford and Salisbury; revokes previous orders for defense of fords.

Folder 151

Thomas Bee, 5 February 1781 (124) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 151

Letter to Captain William Jackson, aide to General Benjamin Lincoln, telling him of the scarcity of money in the Treasury.

Folder 152

Baron Steuben, 11 February 1781 (264) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 152

Letter to Brigadier General George Weedon, asking his attendance at an adjourned meeting of officers.

Folder 153

R. Rutherford, 9 April 1781 (125) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 153

Letter reporting rumors that Corwallis is 25 miles ahead of General Greene and near navigation, and that the British burning and plundering on the banks of the Potomac as high as Port Tobacco in Maryland.

Folder 154

General Pinkentham Eaton, 13 April 1781 (126) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 154

Letter written at Camp Chatham Courthouse to General Jethro Sumner concerning detachment of Colonel William Linton's troops which have been turned over to Eaton, and which Nathanael Greene has ordered to march immediately to headquarters.

Folder 155

Lord Cornwallis, 18 April 1781 (127) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 155

Fragmentary orders to Captain Cornwallis to meet Lieutenant Colonel Carrington of General Green's staff to negotiate exchange of prisoners.

Folder 156

John Matthews, 18 April 1781 (128) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 156

Loan card fo Library Company of Philadelphia signed by John Matthews.

Folder 157

Francis Rawdon, 26 April 1781 (130) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 157

Letter to General Greene asking release of three surgeons captured by Greene's troops.

Folder 158

Nathanael Greene, 28 April 1781 (129) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 158

Letter written at camp before Camden to General John Butler regarding British troops in the area. He writes that if the enemy pushes toward New Bern, Butler must join General Lillington; he has written General Jethro Sumner to use all Continental troops collected near Hillsborough to protect vicinity; fears his maneuver before Camden may not be successful but it has succeeded in restoring the hopes of the people.

Folder 159

Nathanael Greene, 14 May 1781 (131) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 159

Letter written at camp at McCords Ferry to Governor John Rutledge regarding Camden being evacuated, Fort Mott and Orangeburg being taken, Ninety-Six and Fryday's Ferry being besieged, and the probable evacuation of Nelson's Ferry.

Folder 160

J. Burnet, aide to General Greene, 17 May 1781 (132) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 160

Letter at General's direction to General Robert Lawson, brigade commander at the Battle of Guilford, congratulating him and advising him to move his militia to Waynesboro to await Greene's orders.

Folder 161

Andrew Pickens and Henry Lee, 31 May 1781 (133) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 161

Letter to Lieutenent Colonel Brown demanding surrender.

Folder 162

Nathanael Greene, 12 June 1781 (134) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 162

Written at camp before Ninety-Six to Mr. Gamble regarding the availability of leather in Salisbury district and a number of artificers in militia who can make cartouche boxes.

Folder 163

Lieutenent Colonel Cruger, 19 June 1781 (135) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 163

Letter written at Ninety-Six, N.C. to Colonel Williams, aide to General Greene, saying that American prisoners will be shown every consideration by the British, and the American dead sent out for burial.

Folder 164

Francis Marion, 10 July 1781 (136) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 164

Letter to General Greene advising reasons for delay in joining him and mentions that he is low on ammunition.

Folder 165

Thomas Sumter, 28 July 1781 (137) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 165

Letter to Major General John Burnett stating that he is agreeable to General Greene's wishes to move troops tomorrow morning, but will not march too much as indisposition and business matters will delay him; as soon as possible will wait upon Greene; enemy not strong at Orangeburgh, the Tories constituting the principle force.

Folder 166

Major Reading Blount, 6 August 1781 (138) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 166

Letter to General Jethro Sumner regarding Continental troops' movements and activities of the British under General Cornwallis; also reports destroying provisions and embarking for New York.

Folder 167

William Henderson, 14 August 1781 (139) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 167

Reports to Governor Rutledge regarding number and condition of state troops Henderson has taken command of.

Folder 168

Folder 168 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 168

Oversize Paper OP-3406/19

Dr. Hugh Williamson, 29 August 1781 (140) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/19

Letter to Governor Thomas Burke at Halifax, N.C., sending estimate of medicines needed for the Hospital Department.

Folder 169

William Caswell, 30 August 1781 (141) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 169

Letter to Governor Thomas Burke sending an English prisoner whom he considers too dangerous for any jail in the vicinity, and that Tories of the district joined the British due to fear and can be won back if leniency is shown.

Folder 170

Edward Carrington, 2 September 1781 (142) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 170

Letter to General Greene stating that he hopes to come to an understanding with the governor regarding supply of draught horses; congratulations to Greene on arrival of "very respectable French Fleet" in Chesapeake, upon which Lord Cornwallis's ships in the James River indicated a move southward, news given by the Marquis to Governor Burke with request to interrupt passage, numbers regarding fleet size.

Folder 171

Andrew Pickins, 5 September 1781 (143) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 171

Letter to General Greene sending return of troops in camp and will march that evening as Greene directs.

Folder 172

General Lafayette, 6 September 1781 (144) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 172

Letter to Governor Burke explaining present military situation and saying that Philadelphia, Pa., can furnish arms for North Carolina defense.

Folder 173

Colonel Hardy Mufree, 9 September 1781 (145) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 173

Letter to Governor Thomas Burke regarding impressment of tobacco stores, and asking permission to raise a party of horesemen to go to Virginia.

Folder 174

Robert Smith, 2 October 1781 (146) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 174

Letter to John Holker whose Continental certificate he holds, asking for directions for delivery to Holker.

Folder 175

Horation Gates, November 1781 (147) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 175

Letter to Robert Morris. Gates quotes a letter he wrote to Washington at Morris's suggestion; refers to his own disgrace and enemies; and expresses gratitude for assistance of the French. Also includes engraving of Gates.

Folder 176

Archibald Lundie, 6 November 1781 (148) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 176

Order for quarters for Abe Decosta and servant in Charleston, S.C.

Folder 177

Francis Rawdon, 21 November 1781 (149) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 177

Letter written en route to Paris from Nantes, France, to M. Penegan regarding banking credit and draft against it.

Folder 178

Edmund Randolph, Joseph Jones, and James Madison to Benjamin Harrision, 24 January 1782 (266) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 178

Virginia's delegates to the Confederation Congress, reporting to Governor Harrison an action they have taken in connection with supplies ordered from France.

Folder 179

Nathanael Greene, 17 February 1782 (150) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 179

Letter to General Leslie advising Colonel Laurens will meet officers he appoints for conference on commisssaries for the two armies.

Folder 180

Nicholas Long, 28 February 1782 (151) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 180

Letter to Governor Thomas Burke asking for relief for his department, including money, clothing, and provisions.

Folder 181

Thomas Burke, 9 March 1782 (152) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 181

Letter to General Butler asking order for arms and ammunition on General Rutherford for Colonel Collier.

Folder 182

Nathanael Greene, 1 May 1782 (153) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 182

Letter to General Marion giving him command of all militia, and suggesting plans for joining forces.

Folder 183

John Martin, 26 May 1782 (154) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 183

Signature of Martin, governor of Georgia, cut from a document; and a receipt, 10 March 1770, signed by him.

Folder 184

Abner Nash, 26 May 1782 (155) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 184

Receipt for corn.

Folder 185

Luke Bates, 3 June 1782 (156) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 185

Order on auditors for delivery of twelve months pay, signed by Luke Bates, 1st Reg.

Folder 186

Captain James Read, 22 June 1782 (157) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 186

Letter to Honorable Wm. Blount, order for delivery of certificates for twelve months pay to Captain Ingles.

Folder 187

Alexander Brevard, 16 July 1782 (158) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 187

Letter to General Jethro Sumner acknowledging receipt of orders; will march what troops are available; asks for officers.

Folder 188

Francis Marion, 4 August 1782 (159) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 188

Proceedings of the consolidation of Colonel Maham and Major Conyer's Corps of Cavalry at Captain Lenud's plantation, by order of Governor Mathews.

Folder 189

Horation Gates, 12 September 1782 (160) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 189

Letter to Robert Morris stating he has received letter from General Washington and is hastening to join him.

Folder 190

North Carolina, New Bern District jury indictment, 2 November 1782 (161) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 190

True bill of indictment of Daniel Miller and other for murder of James Blackshear.

Folder 191

Benjamin Lincoln, 5 November 1782 (162) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 191

Letter to General Green commenting on effect of Marquis of Rickingham's death in England, and asking for information regarding conditions in Charleston, S.C.

Folder 192

E. Yarborough, 19 November 1782 (163) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 192

Order to commissioners for delivery of pay certificates to Mr. Long. Also included is letter from Yarborough to General Jethro Sumner reporting battle between between General Sumter and Colonel Tarleton, and comments on the state of his troops.

Folder 193

Alexander Martin, 24 August 1783 (164) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 193

Letter to Thomas Burke requesting that Burke assist the attorney general in a suit, money from which is to be used to pay delegates.

Folder 194

Ben Guerard, 6 October 1783 (165) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 194

Letter to Governor John Hancock regarding South Carolina African Americans captured by the British in 1779, recaptured by Massachusetts vessels, whom he refuses to return.

Folder 195

Richard Howley and James Forsyth, 28 October 1783 (166) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 195

Signature to deposition, and undated portion of document or letter.

Folder 196

Benjamin Guerard, 8 March 1784-24 November 1784 (167) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 196

8 March 1784, message to the South Carolina Congress regarding regarding cattle belonging to Mr. Commissary Hort's department; 24 November 1784, order on treasury commissioners to pay express messenger Peter Dumont for carrying messages to Georgetown of pardon for Mack Machisuck, who was to be hanged.

Folder 197

Nathan Brownson, 2 April 1784 (168) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 197

Document granting power of attorney to George Jones, signed by Governor of Georgia Nathan Brownson.

Folder 198

Henry Pendleton and Thomas Pinckney, 25 May 1784 (169) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 198

Warrent for arrest of Paul Abney.

Folder 199

John Houston, 1 June 1784-19 July 1784 (170) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 199

1 June 1784, Land bounty certificate; undated, petition over Houston's signature as plaintiff's attorney; 19 July 1784, order for survey of land.

Folder 200

Daniel Boone, 23 July 1784 (295) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 200

Promissary note to Squire Boone, and on back, assignment of the note to Daniel Henry. Also includes engraving of Daniel Boone.

Folder 201

Folder 201 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 201

Oversize Paper OP-3405/20

South Carolina Indenture, 27 July 1784 (171) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3405/20

Parish of All Saints, Craven County, S.C., indenture between Francis Allston, executor of the estates of William Allston and Edward Mitchell.

Folder 202

Squire Boone, 24 November 1784 (296) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 202

Promissary note to Robert Neilson & Co.

Folder 203

Isaac Shelby, 15 December 1784 (297) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 203

Receipt for 225 pounds Virginia currency due Evan and Moses Shelby from Edward Payne.

Folder 204

Benjamin Guerard, 24 January 1785 (172) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 204

Message to "Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen" enclosing letter from General Greene.

Folder 205

Aldanus Burke, 24 May 1785 (173) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 205

Warrant for arrest of Augustus Buyck in Charleston, S.C.

Folder 206

Thomas Sumter, 14 July 1785 (174) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 206

Order on Commissioners of the Treasury of South Carolina to pay bearer fees due Sumter from State and the United States. Includes engraving of Thomas Sumter, and annotated photographs of his home and tombstone.

Folder 207

Richard and Winston Caswell, 15 July 1785 (175) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 207

Affidavit signed by Richard Caswell and Winston Caswell, attesting that Anderson Ellison was at the Beaufort Court June 1785, and is now Clerk of the County Court of Beaufort.

Folder 208

Nathan Brownson, 1 August 1785 (176) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 208

Land warrent for Moses Glover, 250 acres in Glyn and Camden counties, addressed to surveyor.

Folder 209

Robert Irwin, 1 August 1785 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 209

Folder 210

Thomas Greene, 10 September 1785 (298) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 210

Letter written from Choctaw Nation to Samuel Elbert, governor of Georgia, reporting of a mission to Natchez, Miss., stating the Spanish are very antogonistic, and recommends building forts to prevent the Spanish supplying the Native Americans with arms.

Folder 211

William Moultrie, 2 February 1786 (177) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 211

Cover letter from Charleston, S.C., in connection with the transmission of the governor's message to the Senate. Governor's message is not included. Engraving of William Moultrie included.

Folder 212

Patrick Henry, 23 February 1786 (267) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 212

Letter to the governor informing him that the General Assembly has appointed delegates to meet with commissioners from other states to consider problems of trade (Annapolis Convention).

Folder 213

Wade Hampton, 25 March 1786 (178) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 213

Order to pay Major Anthony Sharpe, and Sharpe's receipt.

Folder 214

William Smallwood, 30 March 1786 (179) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 214

Circular letter in Annapolis, Md., to the governors of adjacent states, transmitting copy of Act of Legislature. Copy of act not included.

Folder 215

Charles Alexander, 14 April 1786 (180) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 215

Note in favor of Colonel John Byrd.

Folder 216

Thomas Madison to Patrick Henry, 29 April 1786-3 July 1786 (268) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 216

29 April 1786, letter from Thomas Madison to Patrick Henry regarding a mine they are interested in; 5 May 1786, news of the death of William Christian.

Folder 217

Daniel Boone, 17 August 1786 (299) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 217

Virginia warrant for the arrest of Daniel and Israel Boone for debt.

Folder 218

Benjamin Smith, 13 September 1786 (181) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 218

Letter to J. F. Grimke of Charleston, S.C., regarding personal and family matters.

Folder 219

John Dickinson, 15 September 1786 (182) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 219

Letter to Governor Caswell of North Carolina, transmitting report of Committee on Trade and Commerce. Report not included. Engraving of John Dickinson included.

Folder 220

James White, 22 October 1786 (183) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 220

Letter to Governor Caswell of North Carolina asking payment of traveling expense as delegate.

Folder 221

Patrick Henry, 25 November 1786 (269) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 221

Resolution presented by House of Delegates to Patrick Henry on his retirement as governor.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/21

Grant of land to Patrick Henry in Brunswick County, N.C., 25 November 1792 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/21

Folder 222

Several Kentuckians to Edmund Randolph, 22 December 1786 (300) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 222

Petition to Edmund Randolph, governor of Virginia, deploring the "late treaty at the Miami," criticising Richard Butler and Samuel H. Parsons, and George Rogers Clark; and asks that the next treaty commission include James Wilkinson, Richard Clough Anderson, and Isaac Shelby. Petition signed by T. Marshall, Edmund Lyne, Richard Taylor, J. Brown, Harry Innes, George Muter, Caleb Wallace, John Craig, Benjamin Pope, and Charles Ewing.

Folder 223

John Wereat, 2 January 1787 (184) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 223

Notation as auditor that claim papers are not in proper shape.

Folder 224

Richard Caswell, 6 January 1787 (185) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 224

Notice of appointment of Nicholas Edmunds, Josiah Cranbury, Henry Deberry, and Benjamin Williamson to the Commission of Peace of Northampton County, addressed to Allen Jones, Howell Edmunds, and Samuel Lockart.

Folder 225

John Adams, 10 April 1787-25 April 1787 (186) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 225

Manuscript copy of extracts of letters to and from John Adams and to John Hay on counterfeiting in England of North and South Carolina currency.

Folder 226

George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine, October 1787 (187) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 226

Letter to Admiral Sir George Young, offering his services and citing his six years of service in America. He signs himself Major of Tarleton's Light Dragoons.

Folder 227

Thomas Heyward, 11 December 1787 (188) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 227

Warrant for the arrest of Anthony Golding for debt. Also included is engraving of Thomas Heyward.

Folder 228

Hugh Horry, 12 January 1788 (1890 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 228

A bill to Hon. J. F. Grimke for his subscription to the rebuilding of church at Georgetown.

Folder 229

George Handley, 20 February 1788 (190) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 229

Letter sending the governor of Connecticut a copy of the proceedings of the Georgia Convention on proposed Federal Constitution.

Folder 230

Adalai Osborne, 25 March 1788 (1910 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 230

Affidavit that Moses Wensley was and is a Justice of the Peace in Rowan County, N.C.

Folder 231

Isaac Shelby, 28 May 1788 (301) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 231

Subscription list for a loan to Transylvania Seminary to pay for transportation of a library given to the school. Signed by Harry Innes, William Green, Christ Greenup, Robert Johnson, Caleb Wallace, Levi Rodd, Samuel McDowell, John Campbell, Robert Todd, John Edward, Jn. Patterson, Isaac Shelby, T. Marshall, Benjamin Logan, Thomas Lewis, and W. Ward.

Folder 232

Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1 July 1788 (192) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 232

Warrant for the arrest of William Scott in Charleston, S.C.

Folder 233

Daniel Boone, 20 July 1788 (265) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 233

Contemporary copy of survey made by Boone, and cut out signature of Boone.

Folder 234

John Sitgreaves, 11 November 1788 (193) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 234

Letter as Speaker of the House of Commons of North Carolina to the General Assembly enclosing the governor's address on loans and public tobacco.

Folder 235

Earl of Hillsborough and Marquis of Buckingham, 10 December 1788-12 December 1788 (194) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 235

Letter to the Marquis of Buckingham about the illness of King George III. On same sheet is Buckingham's response, giving details of King George III's illness.

Folder 236

Alexander White, 1 April 1789 (195a) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 236

News of the first Congress under the new constitution.

Folder 237

Samuel Johnston, 15 April 1789-18 March 1793 (196) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 237

15 April 1789, Letter to LuRoy & Bayard, N.Y., about a shipment of wine and politics in New York; 18 March 1793, power of attorney from Johnston to Joseph Anthony & Son, to collect dividend on his Bank of United States stock.

Folder 238

William Moultrie, 4 July 1789 (197) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 238

Signature of Moultrie, president of South Carolina Society of Cincinnati, on document to delegates of the society.

Folder 239

Wade Hampton, 12 August 1789 (198) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 239

Letter to John Bynum directing him to take charge of the delivery of shells purchased at the Pritchard plantation.

Folder 240

Rawlins Lowndes, 30 October 1789 (199) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 240

Report of arbitors Rawlins Lowndes, John Lloyd, and Edward Darrell on case of Lessee of Greenwood vs. Rebecca Motte, involving a disputed boundary line between wharf properties.

Folder 241

Charles Johnson, 5 December 1789 (200) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 241

Message from the Senate to the House of Commons of N.C. about a petition of Nicholas Eveleigh.

Folder 242

Samuel Johnston, 18 February 1790 (201) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 242

Johnston, senator from North Carolina, regarding a speech made by James Madison in the House that morning on payment of government certificates.

Folder 243

David Ross, 9 April 1790 (270) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 243

Letter to Patrick Henry about payment of money.

Folder 244

Edmund Randolph, 27 1790 (271) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 244

Letter about Mrs. Randolph's health, his plans to go to New York, and the president's health.

Folder 245

Edward Telfair, 4 September 1790 (202) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 245

Commission of Josh McIntosh as major of Glynn County regiment of militia, signed by Governor Edward Telfair.

Folder 246

Alexander Martin, 4 January 1791-21 April 1792 (203) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 246

4 January 1791, resolutions of the General Assembly of North Carolina to Governor Telfair of Georgia; 21 April 1792, letter to Francis Child, comptroller, regarding Major John Campbell's administration of an estate. Includes engraving of Alexander Martin and his bookplate.

Folder 247

Alexander White, 18 January 1791 (195b) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 247

Letter with social and congressional news.

Folder 248

Jonah Horry, 20 December 1791-18 January 1794 (204) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 248

20 December 1791, letter to Thomas Winstanly enclosing valuation of slaves on Mr. Kennedy's plantation, and the terms of offer for them, enclosure is missing; 18 January 1794, letter to Messrs. Reed & Co. about renewal of lease of land from Kennedy estate.

Folder 249

O. N. Williams, 23 March 1792 (205) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 249

Williams, collector of the Port of Baltimore, to Robert Ballard, surveyor of the Port, about inspection of ships' papers.

Folder 250

Anthony Wayne, 16 October 1792 (303) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 250

Orders to Major Michael Rudolph to command detachment escorting stores of arms and other materials to Fort Marietta.

Folder 251

Daniel Smith, 18 December 1792 (302) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 251

Letter to Colonel Barton about plats and surveys.

Folder 252

Richard Dobbs Spaight, 1 January 1793 (206) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 252

Commission of William Hunt as major of militia.

Folder 253

William Horry, 10 June 1793 (207) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 253

Letter about his account of his unnamed correspondent and business with the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates.

Folder 254

Richard Dobbs Spaight, 27 June 1793 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 254

Engraving of Richard Dobbs Spraight.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/22

27 June 1793 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/22

Land warrant to Hugh Lemmond, with certificate of survey in Mecklenburg County

Folder 255

Folder 255 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 255

Oversize Paper OP-3406/23

William Moultrie, 1 July 1793 (209) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/23

Land warrant to Christopher Lewis with certificate of survey.

Folder 256

Edmund Fanning, 15 February 1794 (210) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 256

Affidavit about entry of his schooner Dolly to the Port of New York.

Folder 257

Edmund Randolph, 12 May 1794-8 March 1795 (211) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 257

Four letters of Edmund Randolph, U.S. Secretary of State, on official business.

Folder 258

William Moultrie, 8 July 1794 (212) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 258

Letter to the governor of North Carolina asking for extradition of a man indicted for murder.

Folder 259

George Mathews, 18 July 1794 (213) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 259

Mathews instructing judges of Chatham County, Ga., to take oath and bond of William Norment, newly appointed tax collector.

Folder 260

South Carolina Lottery Petitions, 3 December 1794 (214) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 260

Company for promoting inland navigation between Santee and Cooper Rivers petition to the South Carolina Senate for authorization of a lottery. Signatures of Henry Laurens, David Ramsey, Nathaniel Russell, Edward Rutledge, and John Rutledge Jr.

Folder 261

Wade Hampton, 10 January 1795 (215) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 261

Sheriff Hampton to John Chesnut, bill of sale of goods sold to satisfy judgment against William Sutton.

Folder 262

Folder 262 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 262

Oversize Paper OP-3406/24

Arnoldus Vander Horst, 6 April 1795 (216) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/24

Warrant for land to Joseph Kershaw with certificate of survey.

Folder 263

George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine, 24 April 1795 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 263

Advertisement for sale of property by Hanger, former British officer. Also includes order appointing D. Walker to bid for his annuity, 1 June 1791; and picture of Hanger.

Folder 264

Robert Walpole, with Grenville autograph, 17 May 1795 (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 264

Bill from Walpole for his expenses at Court of Lisbon, approved by Grenville.

Folder 265

Henry Hampton, 5 July 1795 (218) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 265

Letter to Miller and Robinson, Charleston, S.C.; has been informed by Wade Hampton that he may draw on them for $3,000 which they should pay to bearer F. Waters.

Folder 266

Folder 266 not used. #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 266

Oversize Paper OP-3406/25

Richard Dobbs Spaight, 18 September 1795 (219) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/25

Spaight to Archibald Buie, warrant for land and certificate of survey, Robeson County, N.C.

Folder 267

Sir Banastre Tarelton, 7 October 1795 (220) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 267

Letter in verse to John Taylor, signed Piscator, but attributed to Banastre Tarleton.

Folder 268

Robert Barnwell, 14 December 1795 (221) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 268

Speaker of House to Senate about Reports on Public Accounts.

Folder 269

Samuel Johnston, 6 November 1796 (222) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 269

Appointing Joseph Anthony his proxy for meeting of stockholders of Bank of United States.

Folder 270

Folder 270 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 270

Oversize Paper OP-3406/26

Charles Pinckney, 2 January 1797-2 August 1807 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/26

Three land warrants with certificates of survey; one to Francis Geno, and two to James Chesnut.

Folder 271

James Habersham Junior, 30 March 1797-20 May 1797 (224) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 271

30 March 1797, portion of letter to Habersham's brother about threat of British warships and expected attack on St. Augustine, dislike of Jay's Treaty; 20 May 1797, signature as deputy collector on ship's manifest.

Folder 272

Timothy Pickering, 24 April 1797 (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 272

Department of State, letter of transmittal from Timothy Pickering, intended to cover two sets of the laws passed at 2nd session of 4th Congress.

Folder 273

Banastre Tarleton, 8 December 1798 (225) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 273

Letter to Thomas Cadill about sale of his book, Campaigns in America. Includes engraving of Banastre Tarleton.

Folder 274

Native American matters and Cherokee Nation Migration, 1 January 1799-10 February 1858 and undated (226) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 274

22 letters and documents relating to Native American matters including subsistence contracts regarding Cherokee Nation Migration, 23 August 1838; three papers from 1838 related to claim of Bryan & Co., against the United States under contracts of 12 June 1838 and 27 June 1838, for subsistence of Cherokee Nation; and undated memorandums regarding distribution of funds to Cherokee Nation under treaty of 1835 and supplementary treaty of 1846.

Folder 275

James Madison, 25 September 1799 (304) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 275

Answer of James and Nelly Madison to complaint of William Croghan of Jefferson County, Ky. Madison jointly interested in land with Ambrose Madison.

Folder 276

Folder 276 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 276

Oversize Paper OP-3406/27

John Drayton, 6 January 1800-6 March 1809 (227) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/27

Three land warrants signed by John Drayton, two to John Chesnut, and one to Elizabeth Robertson, for land in Camden District, S.C.

Folder 277

Benjamin Hawkins, 23 January 1800 (228) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 277

Letter to James Jackson, governor of Georgia, about tension with Native Americans.

Folder 278

Samuel Johnston, 28 May 1800 (229) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 278

Letter to Governor Benjamin Williams of North Carolina acknowledging notice of his appointment as judge of a special court to be held in Raleigh.

Folder 279

Edward Telfair, 12 June 1800 (230) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 279

Withdrawal of appeal by Edward Telfair in judgment for debt of October 1796 in case of James Post vs. Telfair; Chatham County, Ga., court.

Folder 280

Edward Longworthy, 25 June 1800 (305) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 280

Baltimore customs entry for merchandise for Henry Alexander, signed by him and certified by Deputy Naval Officer Edward Longworthy.

Folder 281

John Sitgreaves, 1 October 1800 (231) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 281

Letter to George Simpson, cashier of Bank of United States, Philadelphia, to pay his salary as judge of North Carolina District to Andrew Fleming & Co.

Folder 282

Oliver Ellsworth, 16 October 1800 (233) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 282

Account of money received from bankers in Paris, France. Account unsigned but attributed to Ellsworth.

Folder 283

Peter Horry, 20 October 1800 (232) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 283

Letter to James Guignard stating his wish to settle all debts and leave his estate unencumbered.

Folder 284

George Walton, 31 May 1803 (234) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 284

Petition for citizenship of Hugh Montgomery Hill, physician of Augusta, Ga., endorsed by Governor George Walton of Georgia.

Folder 285

Wade Hampton, 18 September 1803 (235) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 285

Letter to John Bynum regarding horse races. Includes newspaper clipping of Hampton's obituary.

Folder 286

Daniel Boone Junior, 22 May 1804 (306) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 286

Deposition of William Hays regarding surveys made by Daniel Boone Junior, and Douglas.

Folder 287

Banastre Tarleton, 24 May 1804 (236) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 287

Letter to General Brownrigg, asking troops for protection of military stores.

Folder 288

Francis Rawdon, 10 August 1805 (237) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 288

Letter from Rawdon, then Lord Moira, to Mr. Robins from Edinburgh regarding sale of house.

Folder 289

John Breckinridge, 18 October 1805 (272) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 289

Letter to Thomas Worthington of Ohio about lands and his reluctance to become United States attorney general, though he has accepted the appointment. Includes an engraving of John Breckinridge.

Folder 290

Horatio Gates, 27 February 1806 (238) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 290

Letter to Samuel L. Mitchell requesting copy of president's message on discoveries on the Missouri River. Also included is warrant for Revolutionary bounty lands from Virginia, signed by Benjamin Harrison, 30 May 1783.

Folder 291

Thomas Jefferson, October 1806 (273) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 291

Letter to Benjamin Brown about disputed title to some land.

Folder 292

Samuel Ashe, 18 March 1809 (239) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 292

Letter to Ashe's daughter or daughter-in-law regarding his health and his grandson, Sam.

Folder 293

James Wilkinson, 17 December 1809 (240) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 293

General orders for reception of General Wade Hampton, and on same sheet, Wilkinson's farewell upon being relieved by Hampton.

Folder 294

John Drayton, Henry Alexander De Saussure, 16 February 1810 (241) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 294

Commission of Henry Alexander De Saussure as aide de camp and captain to General Jacob Read, South Carolina militia.

Folder 295

George Mathews, 15 May 1813 (307) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 295

License to Charles Derbigny to practice law in courts of Louisiana, signed by Dominick Hall, George Mathews, and Peter Derbigny, judges of the Supreme Court.

Folder 296

Edmund Fanning, 10 August 1814 (242) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 296

Fanning writing from London to Mr. Wasser, saying he has recovered from an illness and can appear before the Board of Commissioners to answer inquiries. Included is a copy of an uncredited autobiographical sketch, and a picture.

Folder 297

Folder 297 not used #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 297

Oversize Paper OP-3406/28

Comte d'Artois, December 17 1814-1816 (243) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/28

Commission in the French National Guard, signed by the captain-general, Charles Philippe, Comte d'Artois, later Charles X of France. Also included is a commission of 1816.

Folder 298

David Ramsay, 9 January 1815 (244) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 298

Letter to Jedidiah Morse about Ramsay's proposed universal history.

Folder 299

Wade Hampton, 15 January 1815 (245) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 299

Letter to James Monroe regarding help for a sick officer. Also includes sketch of 75 acre plot, marked "General Wade Hampton's land."

Folder 300

Isaac Shelby, 20 February 1815 (308) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 300

Letter to General Green Clay sending commissions for two officers of Clay's division, and answering inquiry about Dr. William Craig.

Folder 301

Thomas Pinckney, 23 October 1815 (246) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 301

Letter regarding procuring sugar cane for planting.

Folder 302

C. J. Viomenil, 1815 (247) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 302

Bordeaux. French general in the American Revolutionary War. Letter is in French.

Folder 303

Robert Coleman: deed, 3 April 1816 (248) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 303

Deed to land in Camden District, S.C., from Coleman, guardian on behalf of Bond English, a minor, to James Chesnut.

Folder 304

Marquis of Camden, 1 January 1818 (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 304

Letter to the lord president advocating the excusing of Mr. Papillon, 3rd on the list for office of sheriff of Kent, England.

Folder 305

Francis Rawdon, Marquis of Hastings, 31 January 1820-21 June 1821 (249) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 305

31 January 1820, Letter from Rawdon, then Marquis of Hastings and governor general of India, to C. T. Metcalfe regarding politics; 21 June 1821, to Lord Castlereagh on treaty violations by the Pasha of Baghdad.

Folder 306

John Geddes, 1 May 1820 (250) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 306

Warrant for land and certificate of survey in Kershaw District, S.C., to James Chesnut, signed by John Geddes.

Folder 307

William Polk, 14 July 1820 (251) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 307

Polk, writing from Raleigh, N.C., to R. G. Harper of Baltimore, Md., on legal matters.

Folder 308

Nathaniel Macon, 14 February 1823 (252) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 308

Nathaniel Macon, United States representative and senator from North Carolina, to Samuel Dana in Connecticut.

Folder 309

James Iredell, Jr., 10 March 1829 (253) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 309

James Iredell, Jr., United States senator, about application of James Norfleet for appointment as purser in the Navy.

Folder 310

Lafayette, 8 October 1831 (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 310

Letter to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Philadelphia, Pa.

Folder 311

James Lynah and Thomas Legare, 11 November 1834-20 January 1835 (254) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 311

South Carolina. Two-sided document regarding ownership of a slave named Diana. One one side, dated 11 November 1834, is a bill of sale from James Lynah to Thomas Legare for Diana, along with her two daughters, Susan and Sarah. The other side, dated 20 January 1835, appears to be a will from Legare transferring ownership of Diana and her two daughters to Legare's daughter, Elizabeth B. White, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann B. White.

Folder 312

Samuel Patchin, 10 May 1839 (309) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 312

Letter to William Hay recounting his capture by Tory Joseph Bettys, imprisonment in Canada, and escape.

Folder 313

G. H. Calvert to Hiram Powers, 28 February 1845 (310) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 313

Calvert, writing from New York to Powers in Florence, Italy, regarding the possibility that Congress may commission a sculpture from Powers.

Folder 314

Nicholas Longworth, 15 August 1845 (311) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 314

Letter to C. Edwards Lester quoting a poem written by John Quincy Adams to Hiram Powers, not published but repeated from memory by Mr. McGinnes.

Folder 315

George Bancroft, 15 August 1846 (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 315

Bancroft, secretary of the Navy, directing Commodore William Branford Shubrick to transport a certain army ordnance.

Folder 316

J. M. McCracken: "Siege of Ninety-Six," circa 22 March 1852 #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 316

Letter to B. J. Lossing giving account of the siege of Ninety-Six.

Folder 317

George B. Crittenden, 18 May 1861 (312) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 317

Letter to his father, John J. Crittenden, announcing his resignation from the United States army.

Folder 318

C. E. Pratt, 5 October 1862 (313) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 318

General Calvin Edward Pratt of the United States army recommending Captain R. R. Daniel for a field position.

Folder 319

George Otto Trevelyan letters, 2 January 1865-27 January 1882 (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 319

2 January 1865, Letter to Mr. Potter; 27 January 1882, letter to Marian.

Folder 320

William Durst, 31 August 1903 (256) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 320

Letter to unnamed recipient regarding battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac. Durst served on the crew of the Monitor.

Folder 321

J. F. Grimke, undated (274) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 321

Letter to J. H. Mitchell recommending that Mr. McDowell be put under peace bond.

Folder 322

Henry Laurens, undated (276) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 322

Unsigned portion of a letter, apparently a first draft with interlining and corrections, attributed to Henry Laurens.

Folder 323

John Locke, undated (277) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 323

Two manuscripts attributed to John Locke. One manuscript contains note on a book by Samuel Parker. The other is a draft of a Parliamentary bill. Includes picture of John Locke.

Folder 324

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, undated (278) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 324

Invitation in the third person to Captain Bissette to dine with him.

Folder 325

Undated items formerly enclosed in Rare Book Room's copy of George O. Trevelyan's History of the American Revolution. (Addition F) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 325

Items are letter from Grafton; Lord Chancellor, writing from Loughborough, England, presenting the names of three persons qualified to be sheriff of Huntingdon.

Oversize Paper OP-3406/29

Account, undated #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." OP-3406/29

Account for subsistence for officers of various garrisons in England and Scotland, under George III.

Folder 326

Volume 1: Herbal, undated (275) #03406, Series: "1. Manuscripts, 1560-1903 and undated." Folder 326

Volume appears to originally have been two separate pieces. The first portion, kept in a handmade book with a heavy paper binding, contains information on herbs. There are frequent references to a Dr. Withering, whose comments on herbs are added, as well as an auther named Gerrard. There is a small sheet, dated 28 September 1738, inserted into book that refers to a smallpox epidemic in Charleston, S.C. The other portion of the book is a compilation of recipes and general household information. One recipe copied from the General Evening Post is dated 6 June 1778.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

This series contains documents related to property acquired by two prominent families of Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina: the Kershaws and the Chesnuts. The papers are primarily deeds, releases, memoranda of agreements, and surveys. Individuals named include Ely Kershaw, Joseph Kershaw, John Kershaw, James Kershaw, James Chesnut, and John Chesnut; persons from whom they purchased lands; officials, surveyors, and witnesses connected with the transfer of lands; and prior owners. The lands were in Rowan and Surry counties in North Carolina, and in Craven, Berkley, Kershaw, and Fairfield counties in South Carolina.

Folder 327

Deed: William N. Edwards to James Michie, 3 December 1751 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 327

Folder 328

Folder 328 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 328

Oversize Paper OP-3406/30

Deed: James McGirtt to Robert Milhoue, 12 May 1753 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/30

Folder 329

Folder 329 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 329

Oversize Paper OP-3406/31

Deed: William Gray to James McGirtt, 27 September 1754 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/31

Folder 330

Folder 330 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 330

Oversize Paper OP-3406/32

Deed: John Milhouse to Samuel Milhouse, 18 May 1758 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/32

Folder 331

Folder 331 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 331

Oversize Paper OP-3406/33

Deed: Archibald Watson to Thomas English, 12 March 1761 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/33

Folder 332

Folder 332 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 332

Oversize Paper OP-3406/34

Conveyance: James McGirtt to Joseph Kershaw, 30 April 1761 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/34

Folder 333

Deed: Andrew Ferguson to Martin Armstrong, 21 August 1764 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 334 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 334

Oversize Paper OP-3406/35

Deed: Joshua Bradley to Christian Shy, 4 December 1766 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/35

Folder 335

Folder 335 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 335

Oversize Paper OP-3406/36

Deed: Charles Sparkes to Michael Crawford, 10 December 1771 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/36

Folder 336

Deed: Hastin Terry to James Chesnut, 3 January 1774 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 336

Folder 337

Folder 337 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 337

Oversize Paper OP-3406/37

Deed: Mathew Walters to John Chesnut, 23 November 1774 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/37

Folder 338

Folder 338 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 338

Oversize Paper OP-3406/38

Deed: Thomas Jones to Aaron Loocock, 4 December 1774 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/38

Folder 339

Deed: Martin Armstrong to Kershaw, Chesnut & Co., 13 May 1775 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 339

Folder 340

Folder 340 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 340

Oversize Paper OP-3406/39

Deed: Exectutive of Samuel Milhouse to John Chesnut, 29 May 1775 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/39

Folder 341

Deed: Kershaw, Chesnut & Co. to Thomas Jones, 1776 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 341

Folder 342

Deed: John Payne to Joseph Kershaw, 26 April 1776-27 April 1776 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 342

Folder 343

Folder 343 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 343

Oversize Paper OP-3406/40

Deed: John Major to John Chesnut and Ely Kershaw, 3 February 1777 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/40

Folder 344

Folder 344 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 344

Oversize Paper OP-3406/41

Deed: Kershaw to Duncan McRa #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/41

Folder 345

Folder 345 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 345

Oversize Paper OP-3406/42

Deed: Kershaw to Duncan McRa #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/42

Folder 346

Deed: Joseph Kershaw to John Chesnut, 11 April 1777 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 346

Folder 347

Deed: Thomas Jones to Ely Kershaw, 24 May 1777 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 347

Folder 348

Folder 348 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 348

Oversize Paper OP-3406/43

Deed: Duncan McRa to John Chesnut #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/43

Folder 349

Conveyance: William Whitaker to Ely Kershaw, 1778 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 349

Folder 350

Deed: Francis Hodge to John McWatley, 1 August 1778 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 350

Folder 351

Folder 351 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 351

Oversize Paper OP-3406/44

Deed: John Chesnut to George Ross, 29 August 1778 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/44

Folder 352

Deed: John McWatley to Ely Kershaw, 9 April 1780 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 352

Folder 353

Deed: John Ellerbee to William Farrell, 7 April 1785 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 353

Folder 354

Deed: Exec. of Ely Kershaw to Zachariah Cantey, 8 November 1786 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 354

Folder 355

Folder 355 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 355

Oversize Paper OP-3406/45

Deed: Henry Hunter to John Chesnut, 1 May 1788 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/45

Folder 356

Deed: Joseph Brevard to John Chesnut, 11 December 1790 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 356

Folder 357

Conveyance: Samuel Clark to William Cook, 3 November 1792 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 357

Folder 358

Deed: Richard Clanton to William Clanton, 14 January 1794 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 358

Folder 359

Folder 359 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 359

Oversize Paper Folder OP-3406/46

Deed: John Kershaw to Thomas Brown, 19 May 1796 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/46

Folder 360

Folder 360 not used #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 360

Oversize Paper Folder OP-3406/47

Lands belonging to estate of Wood Furman, 8 December 1797 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." OP-3406/47

Folder 361

Deed: John Alexander Ogilvie to John Chesnut, 15 November 1798 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 361

Folder 362

Survey for Nathan Nelson, 4 February 1799 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 362

Folder 363

Indenture: Joseph Brevard to James Chesnut, 16 August 1799 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 363

Folder 364

Deed: James Chesnut to Philip and Henry Shrock, 21 May 1808 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 364

Folder 365

Deed: James Chesnut to Philip and Henry Shrock, 21 May 1808 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 365

Folder 366

Memorandum of James Chesnut to Henry Shrock, 9 February 1811 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 366

Folder 367

Release of Donor: Nancy Shrock, 6 October 1814 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 367

Folder 368

Deed: John Chesnut to James Chesnut, 22 March 1818 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 368

Folder 369

Deed: John Chesnut to Sarah Taylor, 22 March 1818 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 369

Folder 370

Deed: John Chesnut to John Chesnut, Jr., 22 March 1818 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 370

Folder 371

"Survey for Mr. James Wood," 21 March 1832 #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 371

Folder 372

Surveys #03406, Series: "2. Kershaw-Chesnut Papers, 1751-1832." Folder 372

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, December 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

Back to Top