Two-page letter from Nathaniel Russell in Charleston [South Carolina] to Stephen Dublois, merchant in Newport, Rhode Island, continuing discussion of late payments to Dublois. Russell cites delayed profit from Captain [Nathaniel?] Shearman's 'cargo of negros.'
Receipt for 5 gallons of rum purchased by Captain George Sweet [probably on the Brig Othello] from George Shore. Includes note, "Rec'd at same time [as] the above from Francis Mairez & David Cooper [of Jamaica]"
Letter from Samuel Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island] to Mr. Henry Marchant, promising repayment of ten dollars that Marchant gave on loan to Mr. [John] Bent to settle an account with Wm. Dauers [Duer].
Manuscript copy of letter dated January 25, 1807, from Joseph Wood in Islands Delos [Isle De Los, Sierra Leone] in to Mess. Gardner & Dean of Newport, Rhode Island regarding the voyage of the Ship Mary. Prepared by Phillips & Gardner of Charleston [South Carolina].
Ship manifest of "negroes, mulattoes, and persons of color taken on" the Steamer Powhatan of Washington from the port of Alexandria [Virginia]. Includes names of ship's Master J. Rogers, owner Thomas Javins, and collector Saul Stough. Lists 12 slaves.
Birth certificate of Roselle, born December 24, 1803, to a 'Mulatto Wench named Betty' belonging to New York City merchant John Gerhard Coster. In document, the word 'Negro' has been crossed out and replaced with 'Mulatto.'
Two-page letter from A. J. Rux in Spring Hill, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], reporting on the poor slave trade market and his intentions to move to McKinley, Alabama, to try to sell slaves.
Two-page account of "negro sales" taken from the Brig Marian, Captained by George Lawton from Africa. Includes names of purchasers, number of slaves purchased, and total cost. Many slaves listed as "dead."
Bill from Bowler Cocke, Jr., to Robert Cary of London, for remittance of payment to Richard Adams [of Virginia]. On back, directions from Richard Adams to pay directly to Samuel and William Vernon & Co.
Birth certificate of [?], born November 26, 1800, to a 'Negro Woman Slave named Mercy' belonging to Thomas Barclay of New York City. Damage to document on left side with text missing, including name of child.
Two-page memorandum regarding the sale of a "negro wench and child sold at publick vendue [sic], to Mrs. Elsworth for eight pound." Includes list of 3 "articles" outlining the terms of sale set forth by executor William Elsworth. Signed by witnesses Jeremiah Elsworth and William Wallace [?].
Four-page inventory of Homer Virgil Milton [probably of Jefferson County, Georgia]. Includes names and estimated value of aprroximately 32 slaves, among other household goods. Signed on last page by appraisers Samuel Clements, Robert Lowry, Tom Rim [?], and "Mark T." Made official and signed by Sherrod Arrington.
Two-page petition by George Wooley against A. O. Roberts requesting a recision of a previous contract regarding the purchase from A. O. Roberts by George Wooley of the slave girl named Ann, on the ground that the negro slave is unsound and diseased, in Fayette County, Kentucky [previous contract attached].
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.].
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.
Birth certificate of Ruth, born August 8, 1803, to a 'Negro woman Slavenamed Jude' belonging to New York City butcher Alexander Fink. Addressed to Tunis Wortman Esquire, Clerk of the City and County of New York.
Four-page letter from John Parrish of Philadelphia to William Dilwyn regarding the American Antislavery movement. Includes mention of several slaveholders who manumitted their own slaves, as well as several Quakers involved in the abolition of slavery.