Lot 142

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**South Carolina Autograph Letters and Documents Letters Signed William Drayton (1732-1790)
Charleston, South Carolina, 14 March 1786. Docketed on the verso. To Elias Bondinot (1740-1821). Bondinot was a New Jersey lawyer and politician who had served one term as president of the Continental Congress. Drayton wrote to inform him that the members of the South Carolina Society for Promoting and Improving Agriculture had elected him "an honorary member thereof." He also sent "a copy or two of an address & the Rules of the Society, published by their order."
One page, on laid paper with watermark, W7 1/4" L9"

Isaac W. Motte Receipt signed. 11 July 1787, receipt for Sixty-Seven pounds 8 shillings 6 pence received from Samuel Prioleau, Jr. (1742-1813) on account.
Mounted, W6" L1 3/4"

Thomas Smith Grimke (1834-1907) Fort Johnson, James Island, [South Carolina]. 1 November 1862. The letter, addressed to Brigadier General Thomas Jordan, General P. G. T. Beauregard's chief of staff, provided the date of Grimke's commission as assistant surgeon, PACS. He reported "the date of my Commission to be 1st February 1862." Docketed on the verso by four Confederate army officers, three of whom were killed during the war. William "Willie" C. Preston (1837-1864), a captain in the First South Carolina Artillery, and the commanding officer at Fort Johnson, signed on 1 November and forwarded the letter to Clement H. Stevens (1821-1864), the colonel headquartered at Secessionville and in command on James Island, who also signed on 1 November. States Rights Gist (1831-1864), the brigadier in command at "Head Quarters, James Island & the Main, Charleston," signed on 2 November and sent it to Roswell S. Ripley (1823-1887), the brigadier general commanding the First Military District of South Carolina, also headquartered in Charleston, who signed on 2 November. Both Preston and Stevens died after being wounded during the Battle of Peachtree Creek, near Atlanta, in July 1864, and Gist was killed leading his troops at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, on 30 November 1864.
One page, on blue paper, W8 1/8" L10 1/4"

Two letters signed John Steele: Treasury Department Comptroller's Office, 26 September 1799, "vouchers for payment to owner and crews of vessels employed in the fisheries in the year 1798"
Treasury Department Comptroller's Office, 30 January 1802, "customs for the quarter ending on the 31 ultimo"
One page, on laid paper, W7 3/4" L7 1/2"
Printed document signed John Steele: Treasury Department Comptroller's Office, August 19th 1799, Circular to Collectors, Naval Officers and Surveyors "laws of the United States...first, second and third sessions of the fifth Congress....3d of July 1797" Docketed verso
One page, on laid paper with watermark, W7 1/2" L8 3/4"

Letter signed Thomas T. Tucker: Treasury of the United States, Washington, Aug. 21st, 1805. To Daniel Fischer, Esq. "Draft No.7963 on Jonathan Burrall, Esq. for Drs. 27 50/100 amount of Warrant No.8483, Issued by the Secretary of War"
One page, on laid paper, W7 3/4" L10"
Partially printed document signed Thomas T Tucker: Treasury of the United States, Washington, April 14, 1821. To Jasper Parrish, Esq. "Draft No.2327 on the Branch of the Bank of the United States, at New York for Dollars 6000 the amount of Warrant No. 3391, issued by the Secretary of War"
One page, on paper, W7 3/4" L9 1/2"

Provenance: Joseph Rubinfine, 1973-5
Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

Other Notes: William Drayton, Sr. (1732-1790). Chief justice of the British province of East Florida, 1765-1778, South Carolina Admiralty Court judge, 1789, South Carolina Supreme Court judge, 1789, and judge of the United States District Court for South Carolina, 1790.

Isaac Motte (1738-1795), a French and Indian War veteran, colonel of the Second South Carolina Regiment, 1776-1779, delegate to the Continental Congress (1789-1782, from South Carolina.

Thomas Smith Grimke (1834-1907) Grimke graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina and joined the Confederate military as an assistant surgeon and was stationed at Fort Johnson on James Island in 1862.

John Steele (1764-1815) North Carolina-born, a planter, Federalist legislator, Washington appointed to the U.S. Treasury, and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of North Carolina between 1790 and 1793. He was elected to the first and second Federal Congress.

Thomas Tudor Tucker (1745-1828) Bermuda-born, a physician practicing in Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a physician and surgeon in the Continental Army. Tucker served in the US House of Representatives, 1789-93, and Thomas Jefferson appointed him United States Treasurer in 1801.

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