Bill of Lading for the shipment

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Used with the kind permission of Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham. Ref: Portland Collection Pw F 5872.

Shipped by the grace of God in good order, and well conditioned by Francis Jermy for account as per advice in and upon the good ship called the Britannia whereof is Master under God for this present voyage Capt. Just. Hingston and now riding at anchor in the port of Leghorn and by Gods grace bound for London the goods hereunder mentioned, marked, and numbered; as in the margent, and are to be delivered in the like good order and well conditioned at the aforesaid port of London (the danger of the seas excepted) unto his Grace the Duke of Portland or his assignes, he or they paying freight for the said goods one pound sterling with primage, and average accustomed. In witness whereof the Master or purser of the said ship hath affirmed to three bills of lading, all of this tenor and date, the one of which bills being accomplished, the other two to stand void, and so God send the good ship to her desired port in safety. Amen.

Dated in Leghorn the 19th May 1763

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Just. Hingston

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