The Hazard Family Letters 1832-1950
June 10, 1837 Invoice Vessel Huntsville - Captain Elaway at New York 
to Roland G. Hazard (R. G. Hazard & Co.) Peace Dale, RI 

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June 15 New York cancel - 183/4 Rate Marking - Looks more like 181/2
See 1836
Thomas R Hazard Letter for explanation

The Postal Act of March 3, 1825, (effective May 1, 1825) increased the zone rate for 150 to 400 miles to 183/4 cents. Previously, (Act of April 9, 1816 the rate was set at 181/2 cents.
(The actual road distance between New York and Providence, Rhode Island is approximately 174 miles.)

The Letter contains Five Invoices for Captain Elaway on board the vessel Huntsville at New York to Roland G. Hazard - R. G. Hazard & Company in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. (The company became the Peacedale Manufacturing Company in 1848.) The invoices are all on one sheet on a special form evidently produced to get around the extra cost of mailing a letter containing 5 separate invoice sheets as there would have been an additional rate charge for each sheet. 

This is one of several multi-invoice sheets for merchandise sent on various ships to New Orleans, Louisiana. It appears from the covers, letters and invoices, I have acquired that the Hazard brothers conducted a large part of their textile business through the Port of New Orleans.  The Hazard's Peace Dale Mills produced mostly course cloth goods prior to the Civil War and although not specified, (described as bales) these were most likely a type of material intended for use as clothing for slaves such as Linsey Woolsey.

Each individual invoice appears as follows: 

Shipped in good order and well conditioned, by R. G. Hazard on board the Ship called Huntsville whereof ________ is master, now lying in the port of New York and bound for New Orleans To Say: One bale being marked and numbered, as in the margin, and are to be delivered in the like order and condition at the port of New Orleans, (the dangers of the seas only excepted) unto Mansel White & Co or to their assigns, he or they paying freight for the said Exp 26/100 dolrs/sq foot with 5% primage and average accustomed. In witness whereof, the master or purser of the said vessel hath affirmed to _______ Bills of Lading, all of this tenor and date, one of which being accomplished, the others to stand void. Dated in New York the 10 day of June 1837
For Elaway
I Forbes

There is a postscript appended on the right side of this invoice as follows:

June 12th The Huntsville will sail tomorrow. As she does not belong to my line, I charge a small commission for forwarding. 
                                                     J. Holmes for Mr. Nelson

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