Jump to navigation
[Letter from Austin & Laurens to Messrs. Samuel & William Vernon]
Series I: Samuel and William Vernon, 1756-1799
Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1756-1796
Austin & Laurens
Vernon, William, 1719-1806
Vernon, Samuel, 1711-1792
Godfrey, Caleb, Captain
New-York Historical Society
Manuscript copy of a letter dated June 24, 1756, from Austen & Laurens of Charleston [South Carolina] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island regarding a shipment of slaves delivered by Captain [Caleb] Godfrey for sale on the Vernon's behalf. Followed by a letter in which Austin and Laurens express their concern that the slaves, whom they consider to be of inferior quality, will not sell well if another Sloop arrives in the harbor.
Slaves--Rhode Island--NewportSlavery--Rhode Island--NewportSlave trade--Rhode Island--NewportSlaves--South Carolina--CharlestonSlavery--South Carolina--CharlestonSlave trade--South Carolina--Charleston
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
This digital image may be used for educational or scholarly purposes without restriction. Commercial and other uses of the item are prohibited without prior written permission from the New-York Historical Society. Please visit the New-York Historical Society's Rights and Reproductions Department web page at http://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions for more information.