Two-page letter from A. J. Rux in Spring Hill, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], reporting on the poor slave trade market and his intentions to move to McKinley, Alabama, to try to sell slaves.
Two-page letter from J. E. Prestridge in Selma, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], disucssing the poor slave trade market and his hopes that South Carolina will secede from the United States.
One-page letter from James W. McCrary in Greensboro, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond, Virginia], informing him that "no negroes [are] selling here at any price" citing the election of Abraham Lincoln as the reason.
One-page letter from W. J. Moore [Mune?] in Mobile [Alabama] to E. H. Stokes of Richmond, Virginia, explaining his difficulties in payment for a business transaction [probably the purchase of a slave].