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1764-08-13

Invoice: Ballore, Jonathan to Nicholas Brown & Co.; August 13, 1764
This document is an invoice from Jona[than] Ballore for ironware and implements being loaded onto the Sally for its upcoming voyage to Africa, August 13, 1764.
Invoice: Cookoe, William to Brown, John; August 13, 1764
This document is an invoice presented to John Brown by William Cookoe for work on ships owned by the Brown brothers, including "sheething your brig," August 13, 1764.
Wanton, Joseph Jr. to Nicholas Brown & Co.; August 13, 1764
Letter to the Brown brothers from Joseph Wanton, Jr., a Newport merchant and slave trader, regarding Thomas Underwood, who has agreed to serve as first officer of the Sally on its forthcoming voyage to Africa in exchange for a wage of £60 per month and a privilege (i.e. a commission) of four slaves. The letter, dated August 13, 1764, also advises the Browns to replace the Sally's master, Esek Hopkins, who had no experience in the slave trade, with a more experienced captain named Crosswell. "[S]uch times as will be when your vessel gets there, never were before," Wanton warns, "and having a Stranger must make it worse." In a letter sent the previous week, Wanton had volunteered his own services to command the ship.