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."
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.
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.