Rockland, Maine: December 1863-April 1878.
93 pp, written recto and verso, blue lined sheets, in ink in a legible hand. Folio (310 x 208 mm). Three-quarter black calf and marbled boards. Minor wear to covers, very good. Item #313330
Detailed accounts of expenses for several commerical voyages under the command of Captain Merrick M. Packard on board three different vessels–– the Bark G.W. Horton, the Schooner John S. Ingraham, and the Schooner Ella–– on behalf of his father-in-law's business, the John Bird Company, of Rockland, Maine. Ports of call include Philadelphia, Cayenne (French Guyana), Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah, Pensacola, Munganillo (Mazanillo?), Port Royal, Havana, New York, Baltimore, etc. John Bird & Co were wholesale grocers and provisioners, as well as purveyors of lime. The ledger records amounts paid for chandler's bills, dockage, block makers, stevedore's services, pilotage and toage, wharfage and loading, custom house and quarantine fees, sails, chronometer, lamp oil, caulking, dishes, etc.
Captain Packard (1822-1882) was born in Thomaston or Camden, Maine, and died in Smithville, North Carolina, after almost fifty years seafaring.
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