Remarks given [probably by Samuel or William Vernon] regarding a case against Captain Thomas Rogers, who is accused of producing falsified trade books and trading to his own benefit in Barbados, Cape de Verdes, St. Christopher, and Isle de Los. Document describes several instances of disregard for trade orders from the ship's owners.
Letter from William Vernon in Boston [Massachusetts] to Samuel Vernon, Jr., of Newport [Rhode Island]. Followed by unsigned letter dated November 20, 1781 [that appears to be unrelated and in the hand of Samuel Vernon, Sr.].
Remarks given [probably by Samuel or William Vernon] regarding a case against Captain Thomas Rogers, who is accused of producing falsified trade books and trading to his own benefit in Barbados, Cape de Verdes, St. Christopher, and Isle de Los. Includes copy of inventory of goods provided Rogers by the owners of the ship, as well as a list of goods found to be deficient. Note at right, "Remarks to be make aware of in y'e [the] action for breach of orders."
Manuscript copy of a letter dated June 27, 1770, from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding remittance of payment to London merchant Thomas Adams. Followed by a letter that includes further billing from Perkins Buchanan & Brown of London and a discussion of projected agricultural markets for the upcoming fall. Adams & Griffin note that slaves "are in the greatest demand, and the first that arrive will sell at a good price."
Manuscript copy of a letter dated June 18, 1756, from Austin & Laurens of Charleston, South Carolina, to William and Samuel Vernon of [Newport] Rhode Island regarding slave and agricultural trade. Followed by a letter that provides further market details.
Letter from Sam Brown of Boston [Massachusetts] to William Vernon of Newport [Rhode Island]. Followed by manuscript copy of letter from Thayer Bartlett & Co. of Charleston [South Carolina] dated January 23, 1769.
Petition for insurance funds for the Brig Orange after wrecking upon a reef "about three mites to the Eastward of Man of War Kry near the Island of Abaca, one of the Bahama Islands" after leaving the port of Havana [Cuba] on March 6, 1799, carrying 120 slaves.
Manuscript copy of letter dated April 30, 1774, from John Thornton & Co. of Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island. Followed by postscript dated May 3, 1774, signed J. T. & Co.
Letter from Richard Adams of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island, to notify of current sales of slaves and express disappointment that additional shipments had not arrived.
Letter from Phillips & Gardner of Charleston [South Carolina] to Mess. Gardner & Dean, merchants in Newport, Rhode Island, regarding slave trade in the Leeward [Islands, West Indies] on the Brig [Sloop] Louisa.