Contract for employment on the Sloop Louisa, "bound from the Port of Newport, Rhode Island to Africa & from thence to Charleston and then back to said Newport." Includes the name of ship Master Samuel Taggart, first mate Benjamin Weaver, second...
Two-page letter from A. J. Rux in McKinley, Alabama, to E. H. Stokes [of Richmond Virginia], reporting on the poor slave trade market and writing that "it is the darkest looking prospect to do anything that I ever saw."
Slave trade--South Carolina--Charleston; Slave trade--Rhode Island--Newport; Merchant ships--United States
Letter from Gardner & Dean of Newport [Rhode Island] to Mess. Phillips & Gardner [of Charleston, South Carolina] giving instruction for the sale of cargo aboard the Ship Mary, and then the sale of the ship itself.
Letter from Phillips & Gardner of Charleston [South Carolina] to Mess. Gardner & Dean [of Newport, Rhode Island] regarding payment to Captain Edward Tayer and state taxes on "negroes held in posession [sic] on the first day of October 1805."