- Manuscript copy of a letter dated June 24, 1756, from Austen & Laurens of Charleston [South Carolina] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding a shipment of slaves delivered by Captain [Caleb] Godfrey for sale on the Vernon's behalf. Followed by a letter in which Austin and Laurens express their concern that the slaves, whom they consider to be of inferior quality, will not sell well if another Sloop arrives in the harbor.
- Letter dated September 1, 1769, from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding the slow sale of slaves shipped on the Brig Othello, citing their poor condition. Followed by a letter signed by Adams & Griffin to that the remaining slaves had been sold. Includes list detailing the "state of the market."
- Account record for sales of goods aboard the Brig Royal Charlotte at Bonivista [Jamaica?] by Captain William Pinniger on behalf of Messrs. Samuel and William Vernon and Thomas Teakle Taylor [of Newport, Rhode Island]. Includes purchases of brandy, gin, bread, and wages for men to bring water for the Brig.