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1828 Bill of Lading, Union Canal Basin, Middletown, Pennsylvania

1828 Bill of Lading, Union Canal Basin, Middletown, Pennsylvania

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his 1828 bill of lading has a woodcut image of a horse and rider pulling a barge through the canal. Lumber was the commodity being shipped from Middletown to Lebanon, Pa. On the front, the names of the former owners of the company (J. De Pui and W.C .Frazer) were crossed out to insert Christian Spayd, who also crossed out the printing between the decorative lines (one of the crossed-out words is "Commission"). The boat's name is misspelled "Eclips" as is the destination ("Leabnon").

On the back is written "Georg Schultz lumber boated by Heckerman" (whose name was spelled "Heckman" on the front) and "Rec'd Nov. 28th 1828."

Condition: Has some ragged edges and archivally mended separations of the center fold. Size 8.0 x 6.25 inches.

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