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Fine large example of a form contract of the type utilized my American Mariners in the mid-19th Century.

The contract includes a detailed recitation of the following "Acts of Congress of the United States of America for the Governanace of Seaman' Merchants &c. &c."

  • An Act for the Governance and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service. Passed July 30, 1799
  • An Act supplementary to the Act concerning Consuls, Vice-Consuls , and for the protection of American Seaman. Passed February 28, 1803.
  • An Act in amendment ofthe Acts for the Punishment of Officers against the United States. Approved March 3, 1835.
  • An Act in addition to several Acts regulating the Shipment and Discharge of Seaman, and the Duties of Consuls. Passed July 20, 1840.

Fine unusued example.