- 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.
- Letter from Arthur G. Homer, of New York City, to Francis Jackson asking for funds to help purchase two slaves belonging to a Williamsburg, Virginia, planter William Havis. They are the wife and child of a free black residing in New York, who has already procured several hundred dollars to buy their freedom.