Food industry and trade; Rum industry; Merchant ships--United States
Invoice of rum onboard the Brig Othello. Includes itemized lists belonging to Marsh, Freebody, Hunter, Fry, and Thurston. Also lists quantities of Virginia tobacco, New England tobacco, sugar, coffee, pork, beef, turpentine, beans, onions, and...
Receipt for 5 gallons of rum purchased by Captain George Sweet [probably on the Brig Othello] from George Shore. Includes note, "Rec'd at same time [as] the above from Francis Mairez & David Cooper [of Jamaica]"
Receipt for "one barrel of rum" from Stephen Deblois and Gordon Dickson of Newport [Rhode Island] to be taken on the Brig Bandywine by William Wiley for sale in Africa [possibly for slaves]. Signed by witness Henry Castoff.
Rum industry--Suriname; Slave trade--Ghana; Rum industry--Ghana; Slave trade--Rhode Island--Newport
Manuscript copy of letter dated September 4, 1756, from Thomas Teakle Taylor in Annamaboe [Anomabu, Ghana] to Mr. Vernon [either Samuel or William Vernon] and Mr. Readwood [probably Abraham Redwood] of Newport, Rhode Island.
Merchant ships--United States; Rhode Island--Commerce--Africa; Africa--Commerce--Rhode Island
Bill of lading for the Brig Royal Charlotte, owned by Saml. & Wm. Vernon, Thos. Teakle Taylor and Wm. Tayler [Taylor], departing from Newport harbor [Rhode Island] to the Coast of Africa carrying rum, sugar, wine, tobacco, pork, beef, and hogshead....