Account record by John Thornton & Co. in Fredericksburg, Virginia, for expenses related to the sale of 52 slaves aboard the Brig Othello, captained by John Duncan, and cargo aboard the Schooner Susanna, captained by Obed Butler.
Account record of Valentine Jones of Barbados for items supplied to ships owned by Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island]. Includes Capt. John Duncan, Capt. Thomas Rogers, and Capt. [Peter] Dordin between the years 1767 through 1771.
Account current for Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island] by John Thornton & Co. for expenses and profits related to the clothing and feeding of slaves to be sold in Fredericksburg, Virginia, from the cargo of the Brig Othello.
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.
Receipt for pilotage by Walter Keeble of the Brig Othello "from the Capes to Fredericksburg & down again" for Messrs. Charles Yates & Co. Signed by Archibald Ritchie. On back, letter from John Stanton to Charles Yates asking for remittance of payment.
Receipt for medical services by Doctor Hugh Mercer for Captain John Duncan [of the Brig Othello] on May 13 and 15, 1771. On back, letter from Mr. [Charles] Yates to Duncan asking for remittance of payment.
Receipt for advocate and proctors fees for Captain John Duncan of the Brig Othello from Boyle Vandeleure in Barbados in response to two petitions filed against Duncan by five mariners and seamen aboard the Brig.
Account current for Capatin John Duncan, aboard the Brig Othello, by Charles Yates of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for expenses related to the care of slaves to be sold [on behalf of Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island].
Letter from John Duncan in Fredericksburg [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island. Followed by two additional letters from Duncan to the Vernons dated April 30 and May 1, 1771.