Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].
Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].
Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].
Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].
Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].
Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].

Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].


Three related documents signed by wardens of the Port of New Orleans including two partly printed forms, similarly titled, likely printed in New Orleans before 1810, autographed by George Pollock.

The documents concern the damaged cargo of 13½-inch cable from the ship Alfred, lately arrived in port from England. Because the import duty was more than the cable could be sold for, the wardens ordered the sale of the cable at public auction. The partly printed document dated April 18, Port Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans, [blank] of [blank] 18[blank] We the Subscribers, Wardens of this Port, having been thereto required by…, outlines the case and orders the auction. It is a true copy signed by three wardens including George Pollock, “Warden & Secretary” who took office after April 1805.¹ George Pollock is profiled extensively within Jared W. Bradley’s Interim Appointment: W.C.C. Clairborne Letter Book, 1804-1805 (LSU 2002).

The partly printed document dated April 14, Port Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans, [blank] of [blank] 180[blank] We, the Subscribers, Wardens of this Port, do hereby certify…, attests that the annexed “Account of Sales” (the attached April 16 manuscript receipt) is a correct accounting of the auction conducted by the firm of Patton and Mossy.

Two very early likely American New Orleans-printed forms and a related manuscript receipt from the first decade of statehood.


Description: Port-Wardens’ Office, New-Orleans… [two partly printed documents likely printed in New Orleans before 1810 and a manuscript receipt concerning the sale of goods damaged in shipping from England].

[Likely New Orleans], 180[blank], completed in manuscript in New Orleans April 14 and 18, 1812. [1]f. 7 x 9¼ inches; [1]f. 13¼ x 8¼ inches. Both partly printed; laid paper, the April 14 document partly watermarked “L A”. [with:] New Orleans, April 16, 1812. [1]f. 12½ 7¾ inches. Holograph manuscript. Laid paper. In all, three leaves sealed together at upper corner. Fold lines; few short closed tears; very good.

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1. Bradley, ed., Interim Appointment, W. C. C. Claiborne Letter Book, 1804–1805 (Baton Rouge, 2002).


Price: $225.00