Whitemarsh B. Seabrook papers, 1840-1859.

Creator: Seabrook, Whitemarsh B. (Whitemarsh Benjamin), 1795-1855.
Collection number: 2180
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Abstract: Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook (1795-1855) was governor of South Carolina and president of the state Agricultural Society. Letters, 1849-1852, to and from Whitemarsh Seabrook written mainly during his terms of office as South Carolina governor; most of the letters are marked “Private and Confidential.” Included are letters of governors W. D. Moseley of Florida, George W. Towns of Georgia, and J. A. Quitman of Mississippi, in answer to a circular letter sent Setpember 1850 calling for organized resistance to the North.There are also letters from F. H. Elmore regarding the work of the central committee; on the eligibility of General James Hamilton for U.S. senator; and from William Gregg on manufacturing in Southern states. Also included are bills for slaves and deeds relating to Edisto Island, S.C., and St. Luke’s Parish, S.C., 1840 and 1854-1859.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Deeds and slave bills of sale for slaves sold at Edisto Island, Charleston, and St. Luke’s Parish, South Carolina, by planter Seabrook and members of his family. Microfilm only.