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].
Letter from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding payments to Captain William Tanner for shipments and discussing the slave market in Richmond in anticipation of a slave shipment from "the Coast" delivered by Captain John Duncan.
Two-page letter from A. J. Rux in McKinley, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], reporting on the poor slave trade market and writing that "it is the darkest looking prospect to do anything that I ever saw."
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.