- 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.
- 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.
- 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.