- Two-page letter to Captain Nicholas Power of Providence, Rhode Island, denying a request for insurance against 'the mortality of slaves' and 'Barbary Cruisers' [probably Barbary corsairs] for an upcoming voyage. Power is encouraged to request insurance for his Brig 'against the Danger of the Sea [and] the Insurrection of Slaves.' Includes discussion of London Premiums for Coast to Market voyages. Letter signed 'S. S.'
- Four-page letter from Gerrit Smith of Peterboro [New York] to Theodore D. Weld in New York City regarding the appointments of Brother Wright [probably Theodore S. Wright] to the position of Editor and Brother Bring to the position of Secretary in their Society [probably the American Antislavery Society]. Includes mention of Antislavery meetings in Butternut and a Baptist Church in Hamilton.
- Twenty-two leaf letter to William R. Smith [possibly William Russel Smith of the United States House of Representatives] regarding the 'case of Chaplin' [probably the trial of William L. Chaplin, who was arrested in 1850 for helping two slaves escape to free states]. Includes lengthy discussion on the legality of slavery. Unsigned. Sent from Boston [Massachussets].