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.
Account record of John Stanton, "in account with John Thornton & Charles Yates," in Fredericksburg, Virginia, listing expenses and profits associated with the selling of slaves. Includes note at bottom, "if approved by Messrs. Samuel & William Vernon."
Account record by John Thornton and Charles Yates of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for costs associated with the sale of slaves on behalf of Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island]. Includes purchases of provisions and "board of sick slaves."
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.
Detailed record of the sale of 55 slaves brought on the Brig Othello to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Includes names of purchasers, amount paid, and gender and age of slaves purchased. Includes list of slaves "sold at publick vendue" on April 21, 1774, many of which were aged or disabled.
Account record by John Thornton and Charles Yates of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for the sales of 85 slaves on behalf of Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island]. Includes names of purchasers, gender and age of slave purchased, and amount paid.