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."
Receipt of pilotage wages for John Stanton, received by this mother Hannah Sadlar [Sadler], from Samuel & William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island] and delivered by Messrs. Thornton & Yates [of Fredericksburg, Virginia].
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.