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This document is signed by Lincoln as Collector and Melvill as Inspector at the port of Boston and Charlestown, 1802. Lincoln was a general in the American Revolution, Melvill was an officer in the same conflict as well as a participant in the Boston Tea Party.
No. 6091 District of Massachusetts. Port of Boston and Charlestown. I certify, that there was imported into this District on the fifth of Augt 1802 by Stephen Codman in the President. Mead. an American Vessel, from Martinico one Hogshead of Rum numbered and marked as per margin, containing one Hundred Sixteen Gallons third Proof B. Lincoln Collector. Countersigned by T Melvill Inspector President Mead No. 1259 116 Rum Third Proof T. Melvill, Boston. Aug 5 1802
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Benjamin Lincoln, Thomas Melvill, Thomas Melville, customs, receipt, import, port, hogshead, rum, Martinico, Martinique, Boston, Charlestown, 1802
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Lincoln, Benjamin Jr.; Melvill, Thomas; and District of Massachusetts, Port of Boston and Charlestown, "Boston customs receipt for importation of one hogheads of rum from Martinique, signed by Benjamin Lincoln and Thomas Melvill, Boston,1802." (1802). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 110.
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