• Created Date
  • 1881-09-13
  • Description
  • Shipping receipt from Delahunt & Co. The reference to lighterage meant that the shippers were not allowed to pull goods on a barge tied behind their ship. Demurrage refers to the shippers being prompt in loading and unloading the freight, so the customer wouldn't be charged for more shipping services than necessary.
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