Richard Tomson of Charleston, South Carolina, copied poems, religious and moral advice, prayers, and other writings in this "Book of Extracts and Memorandums" (30 pages) between 1759 and 1765. Many entries pertain to aspects of Christianity, such as faith, salvation, prayer, and moral living; one cautions against drinking alcohol and others concern topics such as love and marriage. The book contains quotations from the Bible, John Milton, and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. One short poem was written on the Diana, a French privateer, after its capture en route from Maryland in 1761. Tomson also copied several collects from the Book of Common Prayer in 1765.