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Bill of lading; drink, sugar and mercery

Bill of lading for drink, sugar and mercery


Bill of lading for wine, beer, refined sugar and mercery (sewing thread etc) shipped by Noblett Ruddock on the ship the Navis Merchant from Bristol to York River, Virginia, 1720. Ruddock was a merchant of Bristol with many trading interests. He invested in the trading of slaves and dealt in slave-produced goods such as sugar and tobacco.

A bill of lading is an official record of goods being carried on a ship.

Date: 1720

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

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