Item #39840 CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRICT. TO D.H. HAMILTON, MARSHAL OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA. WHEREAS, JOHN G. STOCK, A RECEIVER, UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, FOR THE SEQUESTRATION OF THE ESTATES, PROPERTY AND EFFECTS OF ALIEN ENEMIES. . . HAS FILED A PETITION IN THIS COURT, PRAYING THAT A WRIT OF GARNISHMENT, UNDER THE SAID ACT, SHOULD ISSUE TO HYDE, GREGG, & DAY OF CHARLESTON COMMANDING THEM TO APPEAR AND ANSWER UNDER OATH, WHAT PROPERTY OR EFFECTS OF AN ALIEN ENEMY, OR OF ANY OTHER ALIEN ENEMY THEY HAVE UNDER THEIR POSSESSION OR CONTROL, BELONGING TO OR HELD FOR AN ALIEN ENEMY. . Confederate Confiscation Act.
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRICT. TO D.H. HAMILTON, MARSHAL OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA. WHEREAS, JOHN G. STOCK, A RECEIVER, UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, FOR THE SEQUESTRATION OF THE ESTATES, PROPERTY AND EFFECTS OF ALIEN ENEMIES. . . HAS FILED A PETITION IN THIS COURT, PRAYING THAT A WRIT OF GARNISHMENT, UNDER THE SAID ACT, SHOULD ISSUE TO HYDE, GREGG, & DAY OF CHARLESTON COMMANDING THEM TO APPEAR AND ANSWER UNDER OATH, WHAT PROPERTY OR EFFECTS OF AN ALIEN ENEMY, OR OF ANY OTHER ALIEN ENEMY THEY HAVE UNDER THEIR POSSESSION OR CONTROL, BELONGING TO OR HELD FOR AN ALIEN ENEMY. . .

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRICT. TO D.H. HAMILTON, MARSHAL OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA. WHEREAS, JOHN G. STOCK, A RECEIVER, UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, FOR THE SEQUESTRATION OF THE ESTATES, PROPERTY AND EFFECTS OF ALIEN ENEMIES. . . HAS FILED A PETITION IN THIS COURT, PRAYING THAT A WRIT OF GARNISHMENT, UNDER THE SAID ACT, SHOULD ISSUE TO HYDE, GREGG, & DAY OF CHARLESTON COMMANDING THEM TO APPEAR AND ANSWER UNDER OATH, WHAT PROPERTY OR EFFECTS OF AN ALIEN ENEMY, OR OF ANY OTHER ALIEN ENEMY THEY HAVE UNDER THEIR POSSESSION OR CONTROL, BELONGING TO OR HELD FOR AN ALIEN ENEMY. . .

Charleston: 1862. Printed broadsheet, 8" x 14," completed in ink manuscript and signed in ink by H.Y. Gray as "Clerk C.S. District, So. Ca." by authority of the Hon. A.G. McGrath, Judge of the Confederate States, August 15, 1862. Docketed on page 2 under the printed heading, "In the Confederate Court, South Carolina District. The Confederate States of America, vs. [in ink manuscript] Hyde, Gregg & Day. Writ of Garnishment. Copy. C.R. Miles, Dist. Attorney." Old folds, two pinholes [one or two letters slightly affected]. Very Good.

Seizure of enemy aliens' estates was common under international laws of war. If the firm of Hyde, Gregg & Day held the property of any such unfortunates, South Carolina was going to take it. The firm, a wholesale hardware enterprise, did business in a brick building at 149 Meeting Street, Charleston, owned by Miss Jane Ann Adger. The Adger family were major landowners in Charleston.
The 1860 Charleston Directory lists Simeon Hyde of Hyde, Gregg & Day at 56 Tradd Street. Hyde, William Gregg Jr., and David F. Day, all prominent Charlestonians, formed the partnership, which dissolved as of June 1, 1862.
Hon. Andrew G. McGrath [1813-1893], a judge and politician, called for immediate secession from the Union at a large gathering on November 22, 1860; his well- known line, "The time for action has arrived," was repeated on a large sign posted by the Abbeville County Historical Society. He was a South Carolina Representative, Secretary of State, Judge of the CSA District Court of South Carolina, and the last Confederate Governor of South Carolina. Item #39840

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