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.
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.
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.