1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Brig Emma from Bremen, Captain Marckmeister, Master for a Cargo of Glass Ware & Toys Imported By Marxsen & Witte
(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 September, 1862 for the Brig Emma; Marckmeister, master; sailing from Bremen; bringing in a cargo of cases of toys & glass ware. The goods were imported by Marxsen & Witte 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 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. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25424)


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