1. VSL. This is perhaps the only manifest book extant for the period beginning at the time the Continental Association became effective, and concluding on September 9, 1775, after which date all exports to Great Britain, Ireland and the British West Indies ceased. All outward-bound cargoes were sworn to before Lewis Burwell, the James River Naval Officer. The principal item shipped from the James River was, of course, tobacco. Along with it, however, went thousands of barrel staves in each cargo. For the complete Manifest Book, see Appendix B. Trade from the James River was predominantly to Glasgow. Of the sixty-eight vessels cleared in the prescribed period, forty were destined for the Scottish port; thirteen for London; seven for Whitehaven; three each to Falmouth and Liverpool; and two to Bristol.