- Petition letter [from the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society] asking the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to protest in United States Supreme Court against the wrongful imprisonment of "colored citizens" employed on trade ships arriving at the ports of slaveholding states.
- Four-page letter from N. B. [possibly Nicholas Biddle] van Zandt to Nicholas Gilman regarding the delayed repayment of borrowed money. Van Zandt expresses hope to to able to send some money to Gilman after visiting the executor of his father's estate and getting 'some of his negroes, these I may possibly convert into cash.'
- Two document on one leaf. On front, petition dated January 4, 1709, by "Jack O [sic] Negro]" of Boston [Massachusets] to marry "Esther, a negro servant" despite witheld consent from his master, Mr. Gutteridge. On back, petition dated March 30, 1780, by Mercy Turner to divorce her husband Philip Turner.