Re: Sanford W. (Sr) and Rhoda Ransdell
A continuation of copies of old letters and documents we inherited from estate of Sanford W. Ransdell, son of Sanford (Sr) and Rhoda:
Receipt for goods shipped:
Received in good order and well conditioned, by S. W. Ransdell on board the Steam Boat "Yankee" .....missing....Master, now lying at Evansville and bound for Terre Haute the articles, marked or numbered as below, which are to be delivered without delay, in like good order at the port of Terre Haute (the unavoidable dangers of navigation and fire only excepted) unto S. W. Ransdale or assigns, he or they paying freight for the same, at the rate of one dollar for the Lot.In witness whereof, the Owner, Master or clerk of the said Boat, has affirmed to 2 Bills of Lading, all of this tenor (?) and date; one of which being accomplished, the others to stand void.Dated at Evansville this 10th day of April 1848.Marks:E. S. Wolfe Terre HautePackages:1 Bbl Sugar l Bag Coffees/ Adams McKinan
A second invoice for shipment:Terre Haute Indiana Dec 1st 1849$7.3l.One day after date I promise to pay to E. S. Wolfe Seven dollars 31/100 without any relief whatever from valuation or appraisement laws; for value received.
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S. W. Ransdell
City of LaFayette March20th 1850Received of Capt. Ransdall the sum of Five Dollars Port Fees on Flat Boat No 39 pursuant to ordinances passed July 3rd 1845 and February 6th 1849, which provides that every Flat Boat landing in front of the City of Lafayette, shall pay the sum of Five Dollars, and shall have the privilege of lying fifteen days from the date of arrival.
s/ David Adams
A. J. Williams
Grocer and Produce Dealer
Shipped, in good order and well conditioned by W. Thomas.On board the good Flat Boat No 2 where of S. W.Randsdemmm (sp) is Master for the present voyage, now lying at the Port of Terre Haute and bound for New Orleans the following articles marked and numbered as in the Margin, which are to be delivered in like good order and condition at the Port of New Orleans (the dangers of the River, Fire, and unavoidable accidents only excepted) unto Mr. Shultz & Hadden or to their assigns, he or they paying Customary Expenses.In witness whereof, the Master or clerk of said Boat hath affirmed to three Bills of Lading, all of this tenor and date, one of whichbeing accomplished, the other to stand void.Dated at Terre Haute Indiana the Eighteenth day of February 1851.Marked:I & CArticles:Fourteen Hundred and twenty five sacks of corn.
Messr's Shultz & Hadden:Gentlemen:This is to certify that you must not whole the Captain Responsible if there should be some sacks under and if there should be any over what the bill calls for they are mine.
Terre Haute Feb 19, 1851