Letter (29 October 1778) from William Ancrum (1722-1808) to Marlow Pryor, overseer, regarding the state of the plantation after flooding, the amount of provisions Pryor has after the flood, the estimates on what indigo crops will survive the flood and the need to keep the indigo dry, and the clothing needs of the slaves. View the Document »

Letter from Oscar M. Lieber, Star of the West Battery, to "My dearest Father" [Francis Lieber], re his father's melancholy and their differing opinions (Francis was a Unionist), his mother's misunderstanding of Confederate intentions ("We are anxious for war now, but not for war's sake; but for the sake of the peace to which it will lead us"), the Confederate admiration of Maj. Robert Anderson, the disgust for the U.S. fleet's actions during the siege of Fort Sumter. "But it is no civil war. It may be a civil war in Virginia & Kentucky. Not so with us." Also includes cross writing on the first page noting the members of the Preston and Hampton families already in Confederate service and the difficulty of the mail. View the Document »

Letter [forged] from Ku Klux Klan to S. Isaiah Benson warning you had better not appear in judgement against any person in South Carolina or anywhere.... Tell your 'darky' supporters that if they want to die with you come and witness for you; [Joseph A. De Laine, Sr.'s] handwritten note explains forged letter was intended to stir the jurors to hand down a $20,000 judgment against me but the conspirators were caught.... View the Document »