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Bill of Lading:

SHIPPED IN GOOD ORDER AND WELL CONDITIONED, BY WILLIAM WYER IN AND UPON THE GOOD BRIG CALLED THE TRYALL WHEREOF IS MASTER FOR THIS PRESENT VOYAGE GEORGE CARBOTT AND NOW RIDING AT ANCHOR IN THE RIVER DELAWARE AND BOUND FOR NEWBURY IN NEW ENGLAND TO SAY, TWENTY BARRELLS OF SUPER FINE FLOUR, NINE BARRELLS OF MIDLINGS, EIGHTY SIX BARRELLS OF BREAD, TWENTY BUSHELS OF BRAN, & SIXTEEN TON SEVEN HUNDRED THREE QUARTERS AND SEVEN POUNDS OF BARR, IRON, ALL ON ACCT. OF SAID WYER EXCEPTING FOUR TONS OF IRON FOR EBENEZ GREENLEAFE, THREE TONS FOR WOODBRIDGE HOOPER FOUR TONS FOR WILLIAM TEEL, TWO TONS FOR JAMES DUNCAN BEING MARKED AND NUMBERED AS IN THE MARGIN, AND ARE TO BE DELIVERED IN THE LIKE GOOD ORDER AND WELL CONDITIONED, AT THE AFORESAID PORT OF NEWBURY (THE DANGER OF THE SEAS ONLY EXCEPTED) UNTO THE SAID WILLIAM WYER OR TO HIS ASSIGNS, HE OR THEY PAYING FREIGHT FOR THE SAID GOODS AS P AGREEMENT WITH PRIMAGE AND AVERAGE ACCUSTOMED. IN WITNESS WHEREOF THE MASTER OR PURSER OF THE SAID BRIG HATH AFFIRMED TO TWO BILLS OF LADING, ALL OF THIS TENOR AND DATE, THE ONE OF WHICH BILLS BEING ACCOMPLISHED, THE OTHER TO STAND VOID. DATED IN PHILADELPHIA 22ND JULY 1773 GEORGE CABOT.

Printed by John Dunlap, [Philadelphia]: [1770s] Small broadside, approx. 5" x 9.5". The text commences with an elaborate and square-bordered relief cut initial 'S', featuring a three-masted ship flying an American flag with '[Printed by John Dunlap.]' printed directly underneath. Partially printed and completed in manuscript [so indicated by the underlining]. On verso in ink 'Capt. Wyers bill of Ladg for Goods he shipt, left with Reynell & Coates to Recover, Insurance in Case of Loss 22 July 1773.' Very Good. John Reynell and Samuel Coates were Philadelphia merchants. William Wyer was a sea captain and trader prior to and during the period of the American Revolution. He was later listed as having been one of about 8000 captured by the British and held prisoner on board the Old Jersey some time after April 1780 [U.S. Maritime Services Veterans web site.]. The document is an attractive example of the ways in which risks were allocated for loss of goods during transit.


Book Id: 21497

Price: $275.00

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