1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Schooner D.B. Bayles from Cardenas, Captain Jayne, Master for a Cargo Sugar Scrapings Imported By S.& W. Welsh with Damage Appraisers Document
(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 2nd June, 1862 for the Schooner D.B. Bayles; Jayne, master; sailing from Cardenas; bringing in a cargo of sugar scrapings. The goods were imported by S. & W. Welsh 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 ships-at-sea scene at upper left corner, printed and sold by Chandler Printer No. 306 & 308 Chestnut St. 3rd Story. (with) the attached manuscript note signed by Field Keehule dated June 25th 1862 and addressed to S. & W. Welsh - stating that in their appraisal, about 1/3 of the cargo was water-damaged - the customs duties reflect an adjusted amount relative to this finding; the letter secured by a metal grommet at top left corner of the larger document. Approx. 11" x 17" size; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling, dustiness; overall, in good condition. American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. Our research indicates that the D.B. Bayles was an East Setauket Long Island NY schooner, built by the yard of David B. Bayles in that town, in 1856. (please see the Bi-Centennial. History of Suffolk County [1885] Stephen A. Titus, ed., for the detailed listing of ships built by this yard) Good Paperback (Item ID: 25431)


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