- 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.
- Two-page deposition of Dr. John Archer of Annarundel [Anne Arundel] County [Maryland], describing circumstances surrounding the death of Jos, a slave belonging to Mr. James Lee. Archer testifies that an autopsy of the victim showed cause of death to be consistent with an accidental head injury at the hand of his master, Lee, despite Jos's complaints of "a pain in the side." Recorded by Annandale Lordship Justice of the Peace, Reverdy Ghiseln.