1762.008: Bill of Lading (1762)

Published: 1762

Full Title: Shipped by the grace of God, in good order and well conditioned, by [blank] in and upon the good ship called the [blank] whereof is master, under God, for this present voyage, [blank] and now riding at anchor, in [blank] and by God's grace bound for [blank] to say, [blank] being marked and numbered as in the margent [i.e. margin], and are to be delivered in the like good order, and well conditioned, at the aforesaid port of [blank] (the danger of the seas only excepted) unto [blank] or to h[blank] assigns, he or they paying freight for the said goods [blank] with primage and average accustomed. In witness whereof, the master or purser of the said ship, hath affirmed to [blank] bills of lading, all of this tenor and date; the one of which [blank] bills being accomplished, the other [blank] to stand void. And so God send the good ship to her desired port in safety. Amen. Dated in [blank]

Author: -----

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Joseph Royle and Co.

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 36 cm. x 22 cm. (three forms on one sheet)


Only known copy at Library Company of Philadelphia from the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints; Zinman reports this as a Virginia imprint, so the assignment here to Royle's press, then the only one in the colony. Library Company copy has been completed in manuscript for a tobacco shipment from York River by Nathaniel West Dandridge with a date of August 30, 1762, so the dating reported here. Not recorded in Evans, Bristol, or Hummel.

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