1864 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship General Williams
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1864. F (2) pages of bills of lading & entry of merchandise forms, completed in manuscript. Dated 7 March 1864 for the Ship Gen'l Williams, Hatfield, master, sailing from Liverpool England. The goods were imported by McCullum & Co, who brought in bales of cocoa mats & matting, also 'carpetings, ' as listed in the packages and contents sections of the form. The quantities are calculated for customs duties, with various charges and signed by the agent in charge, in manuscript. The reverse of the second sheet with the filing notations for the transaction. Form with a small woodcut of sailing ships, lighthouse at upper left corner, printed and sold by Crissy & Markley, Prs., Goldsmiths Hall, Library St. Also printed at top right of form is Alexander Murphy, Notary Public and Custom House Broker, Nos. 3 & 5 Goldsmiths Hall, Library St. Approx. 11" x 17" 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 ephemera. Our research indicates that the General Williams & its master were also involved in the transportation of Irish immigrants. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24872)


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