Two-page letter from A. J. Rux in Spring Hill, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], reporting on the poor slave trade market and his intentions to move to McKinley, Alabama, to try to sell slaves.
Manuscript copy of a letter dated June 18, 1756, from Austin & Laurens of Charleston, South Carolina, to William and Samuel Vernon of [Newport] Rhode Island regarding slave and agricultural trade. Followed by a letter that provides further market details.
Letter from Sam Brown of Boston [Massachusetts] to William Vernon of Newport [Rhode Island]. Followed by manuscript copy of letter from Thayer Bartlett & Co. of Charleston [South Carolina] dated January 23, 1769.
Manuscript copy of letter dated April 30, 1774, from John Thornton & Co. of Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island. Followed by postscript dated May 3, 1774, signed J. T. & Co.
Two-page letter from J. E. Prestridge in Selma, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], disucssing the poor slave trade market and his hopes that South Carolina will secede from the United States.
One-page letter from John P. Darnell in Parkersburg, Virginia to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond, Virginia], stating that he had broken a wheel spoke of Stokes's buggy and asks that he be billed for the damage.
One-page letter from James W. McCrary in Greensboro, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond, Virginia], informing him that "no negroes [are] selling here at any price" citing the election of Abraham Lincoln as the reason.