- Letter from Phillips & Gardner of Charleston [South Carolina] to Mess. Gardner & Dean, merchants in Newport, Rhode Island, regarding the sale of cargo from the Sloop Louisa, followed by itemized receipt for the "sales of Sixty Seven African Negroes." Includes names of purchasers Jas. [James] B. Phillips, Patrick Cassin, Alex [?] S. Rowe, Isaac Wellborn, Mathew [Matthew] Clarke, Robert Quash, D. Bradley, Pagan & O'Neale, Wainock, Jhl. [?] Meriam, R. Carter, and Wm. [William] Dabney.
- One-page letter dated January 5, 1855, from William Goodell on behalf of the American Abolition Society in New York, to Lysander Spooner in Boston, Massachusetts, ordering a supply of his book, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, for distribution to all members of congress, as well as additional copies to sell and give away.
- Ship manifest of "negroes, mulattoes, and persons of color taken on" the Steamer J. Johnson of Washington from the port of Alexandria [Virginia]. Includes names of ship's Master William H. Nowell, shipper George Kephart, consignee John E. Simmons, collector Edward S. Hough and 4 slaves, Thomas Goings, Ann Lurgic, Admonia Jackson, and Eliza Hilary.