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- Petition letter [from the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society] asking the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to protest in United States Supreme Court against the wrongful imprisonment of "colored citizens" employed on trade ships arriving at the ports of slaveholding states.
- Account record of slaves and goods purchased from Caleb Godfrey on the Sloop Hare after a voyage to the coast of Africa. Includes names of 25 purchasers, most notably, "Pistue [?] a Black." On back, tally of "Sundy. [Sundry] Expended and Wastage out of the Sloop Hare's Cargo in a Voige to the Coast of Africa."
- Account of cargo on board the Sloop Hare off of the coast of Africa, including beef, flower [flour], Irish cane, bread; pork, sugar and tarr [tar]. Lists names of account holders for said cargo, Geo. [George] Gardner, Thos. [Thomas] Cranston; David Earl, Benj. [Benjamin] Greene, Nathaniel Coggeshall, Richardson and Johnathan [and/or John] Thurston.