1807 Havana illustrated Bill of Lading for sugar, to New York City

Scarce Bill of lading for shipment to NYC from Havana Cuba of 13 boxes of sugar on board the brig Eunice. Being shipped to Thomas R. Mercein.

Cuba at this time used slaves on their plantations.

This document from period of the Napoleonic Wars, the Eunice had been captured by the French a few years previous.

Nice image in oval of Poseidon riding the waves. To left of the image are the markings used to identify these boxes.

Shipped in good order and well-conditioned, by Ychazo and Carri caburn  on board the Brig called the Eunice whereof is Master for this present Voyage Jonathan Smith now laying in the Port of Havana and bound for New York, To say, Thirteen boxes white & brown sugar the Property of Mr. Thos R. Mercein a Citizen of the United States of America residing in the City of New York….
Freight for the said sugars Three dollars fifty cents p. box….
Dated in Havana the 15th day of January 1807
 
Jonathan Smith
 

Fold vertically. Vertical crease at bottom and creases LL corner.

5 ¼” x 10 ¼”

Born in New York, New York, USA on 11 Jan 1783 to Andrew Mercein and Elizabeth Royce. Thomas R Mercein married Mary Stanbury and had 7 children. He passed away on 24 Oct 1843 in New York, New York, USA.


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