This collection of family papers includes account bills, a list the purchases from merchants in Warsaw and Clinton, newspaper subscription receipts, Wilmington inspectors’ certificates for turpentine, and tax receipts. There are also papers relating to slaves, slaves’ bills of sale, lease agreements for hiring out slaves, and lists of expenditures re: slaves, division of slaves. Manuscript memorandum listing dates of birth for Willis and Amanda, their children and twenty-four slaves, family miscellaneous correspondence consisting of four letters and numerous envelopes, legal documents largely relating to land ownership, tax receipts from the 1820-1830s, and Confederate correspondence, primarily from John J. Wilson, Company B, 51st North Carolina Infantry.