1862 Port of Philadelphia Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Ship Frank Boult from Liverpool; Capt. Morse, Master, for a Cargo of Soda Ash & Bleaching Powder Imported By S.& W. Welsh (with) Shipping 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 12 June, 1862 for the ship Frank Boult; Morse, master; sailing from Liverpool; bringing in a cargo of soda ash and bleaching powders in various casks. 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 of ships-at-sea, printed and sold by Chandler Printer No. 306 & 308 Chestnut St. 3rd Story. Document approx. 11" x 16 3/4" size; with old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-soiling; in good condition. (with) An attached document from the consignors sending the soda ash from Liverpool, signed by the master James Morse and with the details of the cargo; affixed at top left corner to the Entry form with a metal grommet. American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. We note that the Frank Boult was used later in the Civil War as a transport for the 2nd Maine Volunteer Cavalry in their journey to the Southern U.S. theater of war. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25432)


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