Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1864. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #25349
A double-page Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 27th day of May, 1864 for the Schooner Laura Pride; Ira Pride, master; sailing from St. Croix; bringing in a diverse cargo of rum, cordial & jellies, sweetmeats & seeds, arrowroot, sugar, calabashes, tamarinds, baywater; also a curious entry for "Electric battery Canes Book & Seeds" and for 'Seaweeds, shells & flowers - no value". The goods were imported by John Mason & Co. and are listed in the packages and contents section of the form. The quantities are calculated for customs duties on the following sheet and signed by the agents in charge in manuscript. The reverse with the affirmation printed information, not filled-in; and with receipted note of duties paid on the blank panel at the bottom of the sheet. Both sheets secured together at top left corner by a metal grommet. Documents approx. 10 3/4" x 17" size; with old fold lines, little nicks to the paper edges, edge-soiling; discolored at bottom quarter - no loss to text. In good condition; interesting American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera from St. Croix in the Caribbean.