1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for Barque Irma from Trinidad De Cuba
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1862. F Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 16 April 1862 for the Barque Irma, H. Wortinger, master, sailing from Trinidad de Cuba. The goods were imported by S. Morris Waln & Co, who brought in hogsheads and barrels of molasses, all listed in the packages and contents section of the form. The quantities are calculated for customs duties and signed by the agents in charge in manuscript. The reverse with the District and Port of Philadelphia bill of lading affirmation printed information, filled-in by the agent William H. Pile and affirmed by the Dep. Collector of the port, with various other signatures noting duties paid on the blank panel at the bottom of the sheet. Form with a small woodcut sailing ship at upper left corner, printed and sold by John C. Clark & Son 230 Dock Street, Philadelphia. Approx. 11" x 16 3/4" size; old fold lines, little nicks to the paper edges, edge-soiling; in very good condition. Interesting American Civil War era maritime business, shipping & customs imports history. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24736)


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