1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Tonawanda from Liverpool, Captain Julius, Master for a Cargo of Braidings Imported By Henry Walton
(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 28th April, 1862 for the ship Tonawanda; Julius, master; sailing from Liverpool; bringing in a cargo of braidings. The goods were imported by Henry Walton 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, partially filled-in and with receipted note of duties paid on the blank panel at the bottom of the sheet. Form with a small woodcut side-wheel steamer sailing ship at upper left corner, the form printed and sold by Geo. W. Henry 208 Dock Street, Philadelphia. Approx. 11" x 17" size; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling; overall, in very good condition. American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. We note that the Tonawanda was later captured by Capt. Semmes of the Confederate States raider Alabama in October of 1862 and after some time, Capt. Julius was released with his ship and gave a report regarding the Alabama & its activities, some of which he witnessed first-hand. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25423)


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