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.
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.
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.
Account record of John Stanton, "in account with John Thornton & Charles Yates," in Fredericksburg, Virginia, listing expenses and profits associated with the selling of slaves. Includes note at bottom, "if approved by Messrs. Samuel & William Vernon."
Account current for Samuel and William Vernon [of Newport, Rhode Island] by John Thornton and Charles Yates for 85 slaves sold in Fredericksburg, Virginia from the cargo of the Brig Othello. Includes tax expenses and profits from sale.
Letter from John Duncan in Fredericksburg [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island. Followed by two additional letters from Duncan to the Vernons dated April 30 and May 1, 1771.
Detailed record of the sale of 55 slaves brought on the Brig Othello to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Includes names of purchasers, amount paid, and gender and age of slaves purchased. Includes list of slaves "sold at publick vendue" on April 21, 1774, many of which were aged or disabled.