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This import certificate for one chest, 63 pounds, of green tea is signed by Lincoln as Collector and Melvill as Inspector. Includes engraved portrait of Benjamin Lincoln.
No. 2945 District of Massachusetts. Port of Boston and Charlestown. I certify, that there was imported into this District on the Sixth of July 1802 by Head & Amory in the Eliza-Odell an American Vessel, from Canton one Chest of Green Tea numbered and marked as per margin, containing Sixty three Pounds. B. Lincoln Countersigned by T. Melvill, Inspector T. Melvill, Boston. July 6 1802 Eliza Odell No. 1537 63 Green
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Lincoln, Benjamin Jr.; Melvill, Thomas; and District of Massachusetts, Port of Boston and Charlestown, "Receipt for one chest of green tea signed by Benjamin Lincoln and Thomas Melvill at Boston, 1810." (1802). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 116.
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