Receipt for 5 gallons of rum purchased by Captain George Sweet [probably on the Brig Othello] from George Shore. Includes note, "Rec'd at same time [as] the above from Francis Mairez & David Cooper [of Jamaica]"
Account record by Jonathan Niel for services and provisions for the Brig Othello, including silk handkercheifs, stockings, and knives for Captain [George Sweet] Dunbar, submitted to Messrs. Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for remittance.
Account record of credits to David Cooper [possibly in Montego Bay] for the sale of "negroes" to be taken aboard "in part of the Othelo [Othello] Cargo." Includes names of purchasers, and the percentage of credit given by Cooper.
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."
Account record of the Brig Othello from C. [Charles] Yates [of Fredericksburg, Virginia] for provisions, including corn, "ship bread", hoggs [hog's] lard, and services provided by George Hill and Mitchell.
Account record of sundry disbursements made aboard the Brig Othello between June 15 and August 6, 1775. Includes several purchases of plantains, as well as cash advances to Edward Wright, Abiathiar Willson [Abiather Wilson], Paul Magee, Jonathan Ells, and William Purchase.
Account record for George Lambert from Captain John Duncan on the Brig Othello in Barbados, listing hospital money, advance wages, and "7 gall. Rum missing out the cask he was caught stealing out off [sic]." On back, receipt signed by Boyle Vandeleure on behalf of George Lambert.
Invoice of rum onboard the Brig Othello. Includes itemized lists belonging to Marsh, Freebody, Hunter, Fry, and Thurston. Also lists quantities of Virginia tobacco, New England tobacco, sugar, coffee, pork, beef, turpentine, beans, onions, and bread.
Contract for employment on the Brig Othello for a voyage from Newport [Rhode Island] to Africa, to the West Indies and back to Newport. Includes names of crew, wages, and terms. On back, note, "To Nicholas Weaver."
Contract for employment on the Brig Othello for a voyage from Newport [Rhode Island] to Africa, to the West Indies and back to Newport. Includes names of crew, wages, and terms. On back, multiple notations dated August 1, 1774, through October 3, 1775, detailing payments to crew.
Account record by Thomas Rogers for expenses aboard the Brig Othello in Barbadoes [Barbados], including attorney fees paid to Valentine Jones, Edward Stringfield, George Harvey, William Clarke, John Hammon, Mr. Collyns ye [the] Attorney, John Thomas, and John Hains.
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.
Receipt for hospital services provided to sick slaves from the Brig Othello by Mary Horn of Fredericksburg, Virginia, including boarding and the burial of "2 negroes" between the dates of May 29 and July 16 .