Account record of expenses aboard the Sloop Hare in Barbados. Includes names of vendors William Collins, Paul Bedford, Captain Housman, William Baggot, Barn & Hortwick, Francis Welch, Richard Cole, Mr. Hammond, and Charles Bolton.
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.
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.
Receipt for wages paid to Daniel Trougeon [Trudgeon] by Captain John Duncan of the Brig Othello. Includes deduction from wages for 10 gallons rum "taken up from 5 July to Feb'y 19th." On back, note dated March 21, 1771 verifying receipt of payment signed by Boyle Vandeleure of Barbados.
Account record for the sale of 75 slaves from the cargo of the Brig Othello, sold by Captain George Dunbar Sweet for Samuel and William Vernon of [Newport], Rhode Island. Includes names of purchasers. Followed by account record for the Brig Othello to Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for provisions taken on board between July 18, 1775 and August 22, 1775.
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 current for Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island] by John Thornton & Co. for expenses and profits related to the clothing and feeding of slaves to be sold in Fredericksburg, Virginia, from the cargo of the Brig Othello.
Record for the sale of sixty-one slaves received by ship Master Samuel C. Taggart of the Sloop Louisa in Charleston [South Carolina]. Includes names of purchasers John L. Engle, C. Fitzsimons [Fitzsimmons], Thomas Mitchell, and ten others.
Account record of 283 slaves [probably aboard the Ship Ascension], Master Samuel Chace. Includes list of slaves given as "priveledge" to Chace and crew members Mr. Brattle, Mr. Clark, Baxter, and James Perrard [Perraud].
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]."
Detailed account book for the Royal Charlotte from a 1762 voyage to Anomabu [Ghana]. Includes ledger for purchases of slaves, gold, sundries, and general provisions. At back, summary accounts for sales of flour, "naval stores", sugar, coffee, and tobacco.
Receipt for pilotage by Walter Keeble of the Brig Othello "from the Capes to Fredericksburg & down again" for Messrs. Charles Yates & Co. Signed by Archibald Ritchie. On back, letter from John Stanton to Charles Yates asking for remittance of payment.
Expense record of Gardner & Dean relating to the shipping of commodities and slave trade between August, 1805, and January, 1806. Includes mention of the Sloop Louisa, Brig Brandywine, and Schooner Flora.
Invoice of Gardner & Dean, of Charleston [South Carolina], for expenses relating to the sale and shipment of slaves, submitted to Phillips & Gardner. Includes mention of the Sloops Hiram and Juliet, and a vendor named J. M. Lavaille.
Account record by Jonathan Niel for services and provisions for the Brig Othello, including silk handkercheifs, stockings, and knives for Captain [George Sweet] Dunbar, submitted to Messrs. Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for remittance.
Receipt for medical services by Doctor Hugh Mercer for Captain John Duncan [of the Brig Othello] on May 13 and 15, 1771. On back, letter from Mr. [Charles] Yates to Duncan asking for remittance of payment.
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.
Account record of credits to David Cooper [possibly in Montego Bay] for the sale of "negroes" to be taken aboard "in part of the Othelo [Othello] Cargo." Includes names of purchasers, and the percentage of credit given by Cooper.