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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: Bell, Robert to Brown, John; ca. August 1764
This document is an invoice presented to John Brown by Robert Bell for unspecified work on ships owned by the Brown brothers, including 13 days labor preparing the brigantine Sally for its African voyage, ca. August, 1764.
Invoice: Bell, Robert to Brown, John; ca. August 1764
This document is an invoice presented to John Brown by Robert Bell, a local sailmaker, for work on the Sally's sails, ca. August, 1764.
Invoice: Beverly, George et. al to Nicholas Brown & Co.; August, 1764
This document is an invoice presented to Nicholas Brown and Company by George Beverly and Johnston and Company for ten rum barrels to be loaded on the Sally for its African voyage, ca. August, 1764.
Invoice: Brown, Jabez Jr. to Nicholas Brown & Co.; September 8, 1764
Compared to the massive slave ships sailing from Liverpool, some of which carried more than fifty crewmen and as many as five or six hundred captives, Rhode Island slave ships tended to be fairly small, with capacities ranging from fifty to two hundred captives and crews as small as ten or fifteen men. Few carried ship's surgeons, leaving the care of both captives and crew to the captain or some designated crewman. The Sally did not carry a ship's surgeon on its voyage to Africa but it did carry a small medicine chest, the contents of which can be gleaned from this document, a receipt, dated September 8, 1764, for the purchase of various medicinal supplies purchased from Jabez Bowen, Jr. The list includes various ointments, elixirs, and emetics, as well as such items as "laudin" (presumably laudanum), lancets, and sulphur.
Invoice: Chatte, William to Nicholas Brown & Co.; September 22, 1764
This document is an invoice presented to Nicholas Brown and Company by William Chatte for unspecified work on ships owned by the Brown brothers, including ten days labor preparing the brigantine Sally for its African voyage, September 22, 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.
Invoice: Donison and Clark to Nicholas Brown & Co.; August 5, 1764
Invoice, dated August 5, 1764, delivered to Nicholas Brown and Company by Donison and Clark for goods and services on two Brown-owned ships -- a brig, presumably the Sally, and the George. The invoice incorrectly identifies the masters of the two ships.
Invoice: Gibb, George to Nicholas Brown; September 10, 1764
This document is an invoice presented to Nicholas Brown by George Gibb, a Newport baker, for loaves of bread loaded onto the Sally before its departure for Africa, September 10, 1764.
Invoice: Hardy, Thomas and Benjamin to Nicholas Brown & Co.; August 9, 1764
This document is an invoice presented to the Brown brothers by Thomas and Benjamin Hardy, Newport blacksmiths, for work and supplies related to the Sally's upcoming voyage to Africa, August 9, 1764.
Invoice: Jackson, Daniel to Nicholas Brown & Co.; October 25, 1764
This document is an invoice from Daniel Jackson for work on the Sally prior to its departure for Africa. The work appears to have involved lead piping.
Invoice: Miller, Prince to Nicholas Brown & Co.; September 13, 1764
This document, dated September 13, 1764, is an invoice presented to Nicholas Brown and Company by Prince Miller for 24 days of unspecified work on the brig Sally, valued at seven shillings per day. The bill also includes an additional 15 days of work, valued at two shillings per day, for "my boy." The reference is probably to an apprentice, though slave labor was also often employed in maritime trades.
Invoice: Payson, George to Brown, John; September 8, 1764
This document is an invoice presented to John Brown by George Payson for miscellaneous stores being loaded onto the Sally prior to its departure for Africa, September 8, 1764.
Invoice: Smith, Josiah to Nicholas Brown & Co.; August, 1764
This document, dated August, 1764, is an invoice from Joshua Smith for fifteen days of labor caulking the hull of the Sally by himself and his "boy," presumably an apprentice. The invoice also includes a bill for two and a half days caulking the hull of the George.
Miscellaneous invoices
Miscellaneous invoices related to the Sally following its return to Providence in December, 1765. The invoices include charges for offloading the ship, reaming a faulty pump, and other repairs. They also include an invoice from a laborer who cut through the ice so that the ship could be brought up the Providence River.