Letter from John Duncan in Fredericksburg [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island. Followed by two additional letters from Duncan to the Vernons dated April 30 and May 1, 1771.
Receipt for cloth goods and clothing patterns by James Ward for Captain John Duncan [of the Brig Othello] on June 10 through 18, 1771. On back, letter from Duncan to Mr. [Charles] Yates asking for remittance of payment. Signed by Edmund Addison.
Merchant ships--United States; Legal services--Barbados; Actions and defenses--Barbados
Receipt for advocate and proctors fees for Captain John Duncan of the Brig Othello from Boyle Vandeleure in Barbados in response to two petitions filed against Duncan by five mariners and seamen aboard the Brig.
Merchant ships--United States; Actions and defenses--Barbados
Receipt paid by John Duncan of the Brig Othello to John Thomas for "fees on two citations" of a law suit brought against Duncan by George Larkham, Daniel Trudgeon, Samuel Stanton, John Lambert, and Matthew Cook.