Lot 735: Partly-printed DS, signed "Nathl. Hawthorne," one page, 8.5 x 7, April 19, 1848. Customs document for the district of Salem and Beverly. In part: "We certify, that Wm. B. Davis has secured the Duties on Merchandize contained in the following packages…imported in the ship St. Paul C. H. Allen Master, from Manila…Three Bales Hemp Cloth, One Case Grass Cloth, One Case Straw Hats." Signed at the conclusion by Hawthorne and two other officials. In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (professionally reinforced on the reverse), small areas of professionally repaired paper loss to edges, and light scattered staining.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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