Four-page letter from J. M. M'Kim to S. H. Gay detailing the escape of slave [Henry 'Box' Brown] from Richmond [Virginia] to Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] via overland express in a box. M'Kim requests that Gay refrain from publishing the story, and to 'send him on' to Francis Jackson.
Three-page letter marked 'Confidential' to Lysander Spooner of Boston [Massachusetts] requesting his participation in an Executive Committee formed to advocate for the enlistment of blacks to fight in the Civil War. Signed by George L. Stearns on behalf of the Committee.
Two-page letter from John Henderson of Natchez [Mississippi] to the Editors of the National Intelligencer [Washington, D.C.], William Winston Seaton and Joseph Gales, Jr., regarding the submission of his article on the abolition of slavery.