1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Congress from Liverpool for a Cargo of Soda Ash Imported By Yarnall & Trimble (with) Attached Additional Shipping Documents Signed
(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 7 April, 1862 for the ship Congress; Mahoney, master; sailing from Liverpool; bringing in a cargo of 2379 pounds of soda ash. The goods were imported by Yarnall & Trimble and are 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. Document approx. 11" x 16 3/4" size; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling; in good condition. (with) Two approx. 6" x 11" attached documents from the consignors sending the soda ash from Liverpool, both documents signed by the master Harrison Mahoney and with the details of the cargo; these additional documents are affixed at top left corner to the Entry form with a metal grommet. Interesting American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25351)


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