Inventory of goods consigned to Captain George D. Sweet aboard the Brig Othello, owned by Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island, departing Rhode Island to the Coast of Africa. Includes instructions that read, "To insurance in London, from thence to Affrica [Africa] at and from thence to market with slaves at 8 guineas." On back, "Invoice of slops [?] sent on board," such as frocks, hats, shoes, and rum.
Bill from Bowler Cocke, Jr., to Robert Cary of London, for remittance of payment to Richard Adams [of Virginia]. On back, directions from Richard Adams to pay directly to Samuel and William Vernon & Co.
Request for advanced wages for Samuel Scranton to be paid to Sarah Jones by Samuel and William Vernon in Newport, Rhode Island. In turn, Scranton promises to contine work aboard the Othello until the debt is settled.
Bill of lading for the Brig Royal Charlotte, owned by Saml. & Wm. Vernon, Thos. Teakle Taylor and Wm. Tayler [Taylor], departing from Newport harbor [Rhode Island] to the Coast of Africa carrying rum, sugar, wine, tobacco, pork, beef, and hogshead. Two copies, signed by William Taylor.
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.
Bill to Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for services and provisions provided by William Purchase to Samuel & William Vernon [probably for the Brig Othello], including rum, tobacco, and Ticklenburgh.
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.
Account record for the sale of 90 slaves from the cargo of the Royall [Royal] Charlotte, sold by Cornelius Durant [of St. Croix Virgin Islands] on behalf of Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island]. Includes names of purchasers, price paid, and gender and age of slaves bought.
Receipt for money received by James Rogers, Jr. from Samuel and Wiliam Vernon in Newport [Rhode Island], "being for Wm. Lake, Ex'or and paid to Mr. James Roggers [Rogers], against Ed'd Clanning [Clannen]."
24-page trading book of the Schonner [Schooner] Active in Annamaboe [Anomabu, Ghana]. Provides detailed account of day-to-day trading of provisions and goods. Includes several mentions of slave purchases from Richard Brew and a balance summary of services and expenses incurred in Barbados.
Invoice of goods aboard the Brig Marigold belonging to Captain Thomas Teakle Taylor and Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island], including sugar, turpentine, tarr [tar], tobacco, coffee, molasses, flour, pork, beef, and rum.
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 for wages paid to the crew of the Brig R. Charllee [Royal Charlotte] by Captain T. Taylor, including cash paid to Captain Richard Humpherys [Humphreys] of the Schooner Sally for transportation of slaves to Virginia.
Bill of lading for the Sloop Wyndan, belonging to William Vernon, on a voyage from Newport [Rhode Island] to the Coast of Africa carrying rum, wine, coffee, sugar, tobacco, turpentine, flour, tea, and other provisions. Signed by ship Master Thomas Rogers.
Account record for the Brig Othello from John Thornton and Charles Yates of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for the supply of provisions and services, including the boarding of sick slaves by Mary Horne and Betty Smith, and a supply of "swanskin for cloaths" to Capt. John Thornton.
Account record for the Ship Ascension, owned by Messrs. Vernon Gardner & Co. [William Vernon and Caleb Gardner]. Names vendors located in Mozambique, Ile de France [Mauritius], Montevideo, and the Cape of Good Hope.
Insurance claim of the Brig Othello, including list of provisions taken on board for trade from Newport, Rhode Island, to the Coast of Africa for Samuel and William Vernon. Signed by Captain John Duncan.
Bill of lading for the Brig Royal Charlotte, owned by Wm. Vernon, Thos. T. Taylor and Sam. Johnson, departing from Newport harbor [Rhode Island] to Africa carrying rum, tobacco, flour, sugar, coffee for trade. Three copies, signed by Captain William Taylor.
Detailed account record of Charleston, South Carolina, sale of 54 slaves brought from Africa on the Sloop Hare by Capt. Caleb Godfrey. Includes names of purchasers, amount, terms of payment, and costs associated with the sale, such as wine and punch.