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1764-09-11

Inventory of the brig Sally; September 11, 1764
By early September, 1764, the Sally was finally ready to embark for Africa. This document, dated September 11, offers a complete, detailed inventory of every item carried on board the Sally, up to and including the precise number of gallons of rum held in each numbered barrel.
Manifest of the brig Sally; September 11, 1764
Manifest of the Sally on its departure for Africa. The document, dated September 11, 1764, includes the name of the ship's captain (Esek Hopkins), owner (Nicholas Brown and Company, the name under which the four Brown brothers then did business), and a brief description of the ship's cargo. The primary commodity on the ship was New England rum, some 17, 274 gallons, but the cargo also included thirty boxes of spermaceti candles, 1800 bunches of onions, forty barrels of flour, 51 loaves of sugar, and various other trade goods and supplies.