Letter from Phillips & Gardner of Charleston [South Carolina] to Mess. Gardner & Dean, merchants in Newport, Rhode Island, regarding slave trade in the Leeward [Islands, West Indies] on the Brig [Sloop] Louisa.
One-page letter from James W. McCrary in Greensboro, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond, Virginia], informing him that "no negroes [are] selling here at any price" citing the election of Abraham Lincoln as the reason.
Invoice of Gardner & Dean, of Charleston [South Carolina], for expenses relating to the sale and shipment of slaves, submitted to Phillips & Gardner. Includes mention of the Sloops Hiram and Juliet, and a vendor named J. M. Lavaille.
Four-page account detail for Mr. Alexander Jamison with Hay & Kinglsey. Expenses listed include those related to the death of a James Milne and passages to and from Dominica and Grenada carrying slaves for trade.
Receipt for the sale of a "negro woman named Pegge" from Richard Terrell and Lyse Rolards to Jyke Richardson of Lincoln County, Virginia. On back, additional note reads, "We of the jury do find for the Plantif [sic] seventy five pounds damages, Wm. [William] McGill.
Printed letter entitled, "Letter of Gerrit Smith, to the Liberty Party of New-Hampshire" on 1 folded sheet ( p., the last page blank). On back, labeled "circular" and addressed to Lysander Spooner in Boston, Massachusetts, in Gerrit Smith's hand.
One-page unsigned memorandum from Philadelphia showing number of slaves, general population, and congressional representatives divided by state. Includes statistics for the South Western Territory and North Western Territory.
Four-page letter from Abby Kelley of Lynn [Massachusetts] to Angelina E. Grimke of New York City regarding the abolition of slavery. Includes mention of lectures given by H. B. Stanton, William Lloyd Garrison, and George Thompson at the Society of Friends in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Account record by Jonathan Niel for services and provisions for the Brig Othello, including silk handkercheifs, stockings, and knives for Captain [George Sweet] Dunbar, submitted to Messrs. Francis Mairez and David Cooper [of Jamaica] for remittance.
Account record of John Stanton, "in account with John Thornton & Charles Yates," in Fredericksburg, Virginia, listing expenses and profits associated with the selling of slaves. Includes note at bottom, "if approved by Messrs. Samuel & William Vernon."
Ship manifest of "negroes, mulattoes, and persons of color taken on" the Steamer Powhatan of Washington from the port of Alexandria [Virginia] to Aquia Creek, Virginia. Includes names of ship's Master, John Rogers and shipper Robert N. Windsor of Alexandria. Lists 7 slaves.
Account record of Gardner and Dean, "in acct with Phillips & Gardner," in Charleston [South Carolina], listing expenses and profits associated with the selling of slaves from April, 1806, through May, 1806. Includes names of purchasers, E. [probably Edward] Tayer and R. Carter.
Two-page letter from Simon Toll in Schaticook [Kent, Connecticut] to Timothy Shalor, a merchant in New City, regarding debt owed for 'Mr. Hall wheat.' Toll promises restitution after travel to 'the Lakes' and Canada, noting numerous runaway slaves in the area.
Receipt for medical services by Doctor Hugh Mercer for Captain John Duncan [of the Brig Othello] on May 13 and 15, 1771. On back, letter from Mr. [Charles] Yates to Duncan asking for remittance of payment.
Receipt for wages paid to the crew of the Brig R. Charllee [Royal Charlotte] by Captain T. Taylor, including cash paid to Captain Richard Humpherys [Humphreys] of the Schooner Sally for transportation of slaves to Virginia.
One-page letter from W. J. Moore [Mune?] in Mobile [Alabama] to E. H. Stokes of Richmond, Virginia, explaining his difficulties in payment for a business transaction [probably the purchase of a slave].