1864 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Brig Altabela from Cardenas, Reed, Master Imported By John Mason & Co.
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1864. F Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 29th July 1864 for the Brig "Altabela" Reed, master, sailing from Cardenas; bringing in hogsheads and barrels of molasses. The goods were imported by John Mason & Co. and 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, not filled-in; and with receipted note of 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, closed edge-tear at corner; in good condition. Interesting American Civil War era maritime business, shipping & customs imports history. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25033)


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