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.
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 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.
Receipt paid by John Duncan of the Brig Othello to John Thomas for "fees on two citations" of a law suit brought against Duncan by George Larkham, Daniel Trudgeon, Samuel Stanton, John Lambert, and Matthew Cook.