- One leaf with manuscript on both sides. On front, letter to Mr. John Anderson of Bristol regarding international slave trade, market prices of 'young & likely' negros, and clothing for slaves being shipped. Includes mention of Brig Alert and Ship Hector, carrying slaves from the Coast of Africa to Barbados. Letter signed 'F. H. V E', Charleston [South Carolina]. On verso, letter dated May 8, 1784 to Messrs. Lycott and Maxwell of Barbados regarding communication between Captain William Lewellin of the Ship Hector and Mr. John Anderson of Bristol on January 20, 1784. Signed 'S. Ca' [Charleston, South Carolina]. Also on verso, letter fragment signed 'F. H. V E.'
- 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.
- Ship manifest of "negroes, mulattoes, and persons of color taken on" the Steamer Baltimore of Washington from the port of Alexandria. Includes names of ship's Master, John Rogers, shipper J. N. Stark, collector Edward S. Hough and four slaves, Jane Diggs, Richard Diggs, Betsy Sanders and Charles Sanders.