Tobias Lear



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Lear, as general commercial agent of the U.S. at Cape Francois, certifies that Joseph Arnaud's accounting of the cargo of the Brig Rainbow - contained on verso - is accurate and complete. Lear was once private secretary to Gen. Washington. Cape Francois, Santo Domingo is now Cap Haitien, Haiti.


Form of a Verification of the Delivery of Merchandise at a foreign Port, to be executed by a Consul or Agent of the United States. I Tobias Lear, Genl. Commercial Agent of the United States of America, at the City of Cape Francis do declare, that the facts set forth in the preceding certificate, suscribed by Joseph Arnaut of the said city merchant, and dated the tenth day of Sept. 1801 in my opinion, just and true, and deserving of full faith & credit In testimony whereof I have hereunto suscribed my name and affixed the seal of my office, at the City of Cape Francis this twelfth day of Sept 1801 Tobias Lear N.B. of the Consul can, from his own knowledge, certify that the facts set forth are just and true, then insert after the word are, to my knowledge just and true. -- If it is only matter of opinion, then insert, in my opinion, just and true, and deserving of full faith and credit. [Verso] " 28 One do Ribbons " 2&38 Thirty Crates Earthenware " 2?&27 Seven Bags Corks " 20 One Cask Cutlery " 39&45 Seven Cases Glass Ware " 14 One do Turnery Articles " 40&41 One do & One Bundle Harness & Whips " 30&31 Two Cases Mathematical Instruments PL 15.16&17 Three Trunks Cotton Hosiery IT 1.2.&3 Three Trunks Ladies Shoes & Half Boots L " Two Pipes " " Six ? Madura Wine " " Four Quarter Casks PL " One parcel Cassimere ? 3 One Case States ? 12.13&15 Three Casks Look.g Glasses WHICH, according to the Bills of Lading for the same, were shipped on board and said Brig Rainbow at the port of New York in the United States of America, on or about the tenth day of August 1801 and consigned to me, by Benjamin Lacey_Supercargo of the said Brig Rainbow aforesaid, GIVEN under My hand in the City of Cape Francois this Tenth day of September 1801 [signed] J Arnaud Produced 22 Oct 1801

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Tobias Lear, Cape Francois, Joseph Arnaud, verification, trade, merchandise, Cap Haitien, Haiti, Santo Domingo, 1801, Brig Rainbow, Benjamin Lacey

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Form of verification of the delivery of merchandise, signed by Tobias Lear, Cape Francois, Santo Domingo (present-day Cap Haitien, Haiti), 1801.



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