Arranged in two categories (inward and outward) thereunder chronologically by date of submission.
Function and Use:
These records were created to satisfy requirements promulgated by an Act of 1807. This Act required that all vessels of 40 tons or more carrying slaves in the coastwise trade file duplicate manifests at the ports of origin and destination, pledging that the slave had not been imported after 1808.
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Variant Control Number(s):
Inventory Entry Number: 1468 Entry 1468 is found in "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Bureau of Customs," NC-154.