Manuscript copy of a letter dated March 20, 1764, from Richard Adams of Richmond, Virginia, to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island, regarding slave and agricultural trade. Followed by a letter that provides further market details.
Two-page legal document explaining that a black boy named Jack, upon being examined, disclosed that he is a slave and that he has disobeyed his master by playing cards instead of attending to his master's business. The documents officially counts this black boy as a slave.
Two-page deed of gift between Abner George and his daughter Lucinda George regarding one slave boy named Malan, one slave boy named Sandy, and one slave girl named Delilah, in Harrison County, Kentucky.
Manuscript copy of a letter dated June 18, 1756, from Austin & Laurens of Charleston, South Carolina, to William and Samuel Vernon of [Newport] Rhode Island regarding slave and agricultural trade. Followed by a letter that provides further market details.
Two-page accessions register listing the additional slave holdings of Thomas Abury, including slaves named Henry, Isaac, Lewis, John, Rachel, Milly, Minny, Henry, Charity, Charlette, Carolina, and James, in Harrison County, Kentucky.
Eight-page inventory of the estate of David Brown, including furniture, livestock, and the slaves Sarah, James, Jack, Willis, Charles, Hester, Charlotte, Matilda, Emily, Maria, and Jim, in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Letter from Sam Brown of Boston [Massachusetts] to William Vernon of Newport [Rhode Island]. Followed by manuscript copy of letter from Thayer Bartlett & Co. of Charleston [South Carolina] dated January 23, 1769.
Two-page deed of mortgage between William Warren and Sarah Elder, including the slave man Isaac, the slave woman Matilda, the slave boy Nelson, the slave boy Henry, the slave woman Philis, in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
Letter from Sam Brown of Boston [Massachusetts] to William Vernon of Newport [Rhode Island]. Followed by manuscript copy of letter from Silvester Jones, in the Isle of France, to Sam Brown dated October 3, 1794.