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Thomas Waties papers, 1733-1838,

Author: Thomas Waties; Kinloch family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Chiefly legal documents re cases heard by Waties, and family papers related to Waties' business affairs, and plantation management; including Aug. 1826, from [Thomas Bee], Charleston, re Mary Harrison's case and the need to codify laws against inter-racial unions.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Records and correspondence
Named Person: Thomas Bee; Nathaniel Bowen; Thomas Waties; Benjamin Elliott; William Ellison; Cleland Kinloch; Francis Kinloch; James Louis Petigru; John J Tschudy
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Waties; Kinloch family.
OCLC Number: 28411921
Notes: Pob+J1
Description: 4 cartons (5 linear ft.) and 2 volumes. 2 v. 1 oversize folder.

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Chiefly legal documents re cases heard by Waties, and family papers related to Waties' business affairs, and plantation management; including Aug. 1826, from [Thomas Bee], Charleston, re Mary Harrison's case and the need to codify laws against inter-racial unions.

Plantation records include receipt for payment, 15 May 1796, to Hannah Bonhoste for instruction of "two Black girls"; bound volume, 1804- 1814, re accounts with overseers and gardener; accounts, 1817-1827, kept with April [later William] Ellison, a free person of color who rebuilt and improved Waties' cotton gin and other farm implements.

Also including letter, 14 Oct. 1812, from Tho[ma]s Bee, Charleston, S.C., commenting on elections and lamenting impact of the War of 1812; correspondence, 1813-1828, from Charleston cotton factors, Osborn & Waring and its successor firm, North, Webb & Osborn; and list of fees for boarding, transportation, and servants in Columbia, S.C.

Letter, 29 [Apr. 1825], Francis Kinloch, to Wilson Waties, attibuting rise in prices for field hands to increased cotton sales, and commenting on fears of insurrection after the Denmark Vesey affair in Charleston; and valuations of slaves and receipts for slave sales.

Receipts re cotton gin, tuition, medical bills, purchase of encyclopedia volumes, construction of house at Stateburg, and expenditure for a child's funeral; and accounts kept with various persons, including Thomas Sumter, and workers, including a boatbuilder and a Philadelphia mechanic for painting and repair of carriage.

Materials pertaining to Claremont Episcopal Church, Sumter County, S.C., include letter, 19 Apr. 1813, [Nathaniel] Bowen, N.Y., explaining his interest in the parish; letters, 1823-1825, Francis Kinloch, Wilson Waties, and Thomas Waties, re disagreement over valuation of slaves sold by Kinloch to the vestry for use by the rector; and letter, 22 July 1824, Marden, to the Rev. John J. Tschudy, Rector, St. John's Berkeley, re collection of glebe rents, and a dispute between the upper and lower divisions of the parish.

Other correspondents include Benjamin Elliott, Cleland Kinloch, and James Louis Petigru.

Six oversize items (filed in Pob) date to Oct. 1810, 14 Dec. 1827, and two undated items.

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