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- Portage bill for the Brig Othello, listing crew names, wages, and term of employment on a passage to the coast of Africa. Notes four men, George Harvey, Michael Keable, John Chace, and Ezekiel Mitchell [Mitchel] that "left the vessel at Virginia." On back, additional detail about wage payments to crew members.
- Contract for employment on the Brig Othello including names of crew, wages, and terms. Form printed and sold by Solomon Southwick, in Newport [Rhode Island]. On back, list of crew that received "one month's pay advance." Attached, receipt for wages for George Lambert from Samuel Vernon, signed by Elizabeth Preston.