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.
Bill to Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island] from George Buckmaster for "wages on board the Cicero" and provisions for Capt. [John] Duncan. On back receipt of payment signed by Lucina Halverson.
Letter from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding payments to Captain William Tanner for shipments and discussing the slave market in Richmond in anticipation of a slave shipment from "the Coast" delivered by Captain John Duncan.
Account record for the sale of 87 slaves from the cargo of the Brig Othello sold in Richmond, Virginia, by Adams & Griffin [for Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island. Includes one notable sale that states, "1 boy sold himself."
Account record for disbursements of cargo from the Brig Othello in Richmond, Virginia, [by Adams & Griffin] including expenses for the care of slaves to be sold on behalf of Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island]. Includes names of vendors from whom provisions were purchased.
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.