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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Receipt for hospital tax Receipt for hospital tax, paid to the port Tax Collector, New Orleans, 2 June 1843. The Customs Service was required, after 1798 to collect a fee from all vessels arriving from foreign ports, based upon the number of crew members. The revenue was used to help established and maintain hospitals and related services for sick or disabled seamen. This receipt indicates that a recent law passed in March, 1843, evidently revised or expanded the tax base.

Harbor master's fees Harbor Master's fees @3 cents per ton on the vessel, $6.36, paid to the Deputy Harbor Master, New Orleans, 22 June 1831. The Harbor Master enforced harbor regulations. He often controlled the mooring and berthing of ships, and scheduled the loading and discharge of cargo.



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