- Seven-page letter and envelope dated February 18, 1854, from Charles D. Cleveland to Lysander Spooner, Wendell Phillips, and Francis Jackson, explaining his interest in Captain Daniel Drayton, and expressing his dismay at the negative tone of their response to his letter that he hoped to have printed in the Commonwealth.
- Inventory of goods consigned to Captain George D. Sweet aboard the Brig Othello, owned by Samuel and William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island, departing Rhode Island to the Coast of Africa. Includes instructions that read, "To insurance in London, from thence to Affrica [Africa] at and from thence to market with slaves at 8 guineas." On back, "Invoice of slops [?] sent on board," such as frocks, hats, shoes, and rum.
- Manuscript copy in Lysander Spooner's hand of a four-page letter dated February 11, 1854, from Lysander Spooner, Wendell Phillips, and Francis Jackson to Charles D. Cleveland, responding to a letter that Cleveland had sent to the Commonwealth to be published. In it, they suggest that Cleveland had written the letter to dissuade others from donating money to support the cause of Captain Daniel Drayton. At end, an additional note by Richard Hildreth agreeing with the sentiments of Spooner, et al.