Introduction Acknowledgments Abstract Log Articles of Agreement Bill of Health Bill of Lading Bill of Sale (1856) Bond for Duties (1825) Bonds for Foreign Voyages Charter Party Classification Certificate (1863) Clearance Certificate Coasting Permit (1809) Consular Certificates (Miscellaneous) Contribution Certificate "Morning Star" (1856) Convoy Instructions (ca. 1800) Crew List Customs Certificates and Forms (Miscellaneous) Drawback Forms and Certificates Enrolment Certificate Freight Circular (1857) Freight List (1857) Letter of Marque/Privateer Commission License (Coasting/Fishing Vessels) Logbook (1828) Manifest Marine Insurance Marine Society Membership Certificate (1839) Master Carpenter's Certificate/Measurement Certificate (1853) Master's Certificate (1861) Mediterranean Passport/Sea Letter Oaths and Affirmations Passenger List Pilot's License Port Rules and Regulations Portage Bill (1852) Receipts (Miscellaneous) Registry Certificate/Ship's Register Sailing Card (ca. 1860) Sailing Orders (1830) Seamen's Protection Certificate Shipbuilding Agreements and Contracts Steamboat Regulatory Documents Whalemen's Shipping Paper (1840) Appendix Selected Bibliography

American Maritime Documents, 1776-1860 - Stein, Douglas L.

Receipts (Miscellaneous)

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Here is a small yet representative sample of the variety of receipts one might find in a collection of maritime manuscripts. These examples are particularly relevant to shipping, and would have been collected by the shipmaster during the course of his activity in port. Receipts can be productive research sources, and can yield valuable information about the business of shipping and the conduct of a vessel's affairs.

Entrance fees Entrance fees into the port of New Orleans, $5.00, paid to the Port Warden, 22 June 1831.

Tow boat receipt Having a ship towed into New Orleans, $175.00, paid to the Steam Tow-Boat Livingston, 22 June 1831.

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