- Manuscript copy of a letter from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island dated February 8, 1771, 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. Followed by a letter in which Adams & Griffin further report on the state of the Richmond market, noting the great demand for slaves. In companion letter, Richard Adams mentions the marriage of William Griffin to Susan Chiswell, widow of John Robinson.
- Insurance claim for the loss of slaves aboard the Brig Othello during a trading voyage to Leeward [Islands, West Indies], due to the "carelessness" and "neglect" of crew members Nathaniel Shearman, Ezekiel Mitchell, and John Bent. Claim submitted in Barbados and created by notary public Thomas Workman.
- Letter dated September 1, 1769, from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding the slow sale of slaves shipped on the Brig Othello, citing their poor condition. Followed by a letter signed by Adams & Griffin to that the remaining slaves had been sold. Includes list detailing the "state of the market."