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Customs declaration; Nabby (Schooner), Nov. 25, 1802
Customs declaration for merchandise imported aboard the schooner NABBY, John Girdler, master, from Malaga, Columbia, by David Pearce at the port of Gloucester, Massachusetts.


David Gelston Papers; Gelston, David, 1800-1843
Correspondence, reports, accounts, and other papers, mostly from Gelston's service as collector for the port of New York, including letters and reports between Gelston and collectors at other ports, the U.S. Treasury and State departments, and merchants and officials involved with importing, exporting, and smuggling goods through the port of New York; inspectors' and surveyors' reports regarding smuggling activities; U.S. District Court, New York (later U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District), papers for embargo violation cases; revenue cutter papers; and material relating to the operations of the New York Customs House.


Robert J. Walker Letters; Walker, Robert J., 1846-1848
Letters to C.W. Lawrence, customs collector for the port of New York, dealing with the interpretation of tariff acts and enforcement of customs regulations, including information concerning import duties, drawbacks, expenses for maintaining revenue vessels and customs property, and the names of many vessels.