Birth certificate of William, born April 19, 1807, to a 'female slave' belonging to New York City sail maker Peter H. Wendover. Addressed to Thomas Morris Esquire, Clerk of the City and County of New York.
Four-page letter dated January 18, 1854, from William Goodell in New York, to Lysander Spooner [in Boston, Massachusetts], discussing Goodell's published references to Spooner's work, and the accusation by Spooner of copyright infringement.
One-page letter dated December 13, 1850, from Stephen P. Andrews in New York City, to Lysander Spooner of Boston, Massachusetts, arranging an agreement for Andrews to promote the views of Spooner and other Boston abolitionists in exchange for an allowance of funds.
One-page extract from deed of manumission dated August 1, 1791, by Robert Carter of Nomini Hall, Virginia, "recorded in the Northumberland District Court," emancipating his slave James, a bricklayer. Copied and signed by Thomas Edwards.
Two-page bill of sale between Stephen Langford and Elisabeth Brown regarding one male slave named Sam, one female slave named Charity, livestock, household effects, kettles, pots, Dutch ovens, etc. in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
Two-page inventory of Daniel Dees [of Jefferson County, Georgia], regaring his estate at the time of his death. Includes estimated value of 11 unnamed slaves. Signed by executors Thacher Vivion, Duet Dees, and Simon Smith.
Unsigned manuscript letter from "the friends of William Lloyd Garrison," soliciting donations with which they hope to buy him a home. Names trustees Ellis Gray Loring, Francis Jackson and Samuel Philbrick.
Four-page letter dated March 15, 1850, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Worcester [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn, responding to Bradburn's letter that describes a disagreement with "R." [Robinson] and asks for Spooner's opinion.
Four-page letter dated October 4, 1847, from L. [Lysander] Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Cleveland Ohio, discussing upcoming elections at the Liberty League Convention and asking for Bradburn's opinion of his book.
Two-page letter dated April 3, 1846, from Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts] to [George] Bradburn asking "to know the truth about Mrs. [Elizabeth] Sargeant" and discussing his upcoming book that he plans to publish in several chapters.
Ship manifest of "negroes, mulattoes, and persons of color taken on" the Steamer Phenix of Alexandria from the port of Washington. Includes names of ship's Master James Gay, Jr., shipper Joseph Bruin, collector Edward S. Hough and 12 slaves.
Four-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Hon. John Cochrane regarding Smith's libel suit, referring to a letter from Lysander Spooner which details what members [of the Vigilant Association of New York] have said about him.