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Texas Treasury Department:

An Inventory of Treasury Department Customs House Records at the Texas State Archives, 1836-1856, undated, bulk 1836-1846



Overview

Creator: Texas. Treasury Department
Title: Treasury Department Customs House records
Dates: 1836-1856, undated
Dates: bulk 1836-1846
Abstract: The network of customs houses established under the department of the Treasury by the Republic of Texas was responsible for regulating the flow of commerce and generating revenue via levying tariff duties upon incoming goods. These records in this collection consist of materials generated in the regular function of the customs houses at the district and port levels, and incldue a smaller separate group held by the overseeing Treasury Department. Types of records include appraisals, bills of lading, bonds, cashbooks, incoming correspondence, crew and passenger lists, invoices, permits to land merchandise, receipts, oaths of office, shipping manifests, pay vouchers, promissory notes, inventories, and financial records of fees, stored goods, and appointments. The records date 1836-1856 and undated, with the bulk dating 1836-1846.
Quantity: 48.1 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The office of the treasurer of the Republic of Texas was created by ordinance passed by the General Council of the Provisional Government on November 25, 1835 with the purpose of administering the young country's money and generating revenue via the collection of taxes. These initial efforts to establish a reliable tariff collection system were largely unsuccessful due to the ongoing War of Independence and the general instability of the central government. In late 1836 the newly-formed Congress attempted a more comprehensive solution by passing An Act to raise a Revenue by Impost Duties (December 20, 1836), which determined tonnage and varying ad valorem duties on goods arriving in Texas ports. These duties would be collected by a class of revenue officers appointed by the president of the republic and administered by the secretary of the treasury, who was then Henry Smith. Intended to come into effect on June 1, 1837, this act was never fully implemented in practice; collectors were never officially appointed, and Smith was unable to administer the customs houses that were established without an more effective legal mandate than was provided by Congress.

Congress passed a more successful Act on June 12, 1837 which essentially organized and inaugurated the republic-era customs service. Based upon the tenets of the December 1836 Act, this law established customs collectors as appointed by the president, confirmed by the senate, and administered by the treasury secretary. These agents were assigned to a series of collecting districts situated along the coastline and along major rivers, within which each collector would be responsible for entering and clearing imported and exported goods through customs houses founded at pertinent ports of entry. The collectors were permitted to enroll any number of subordinate officers as necessary to staff the customs houses. The tariff established rates at an ad valorem average of 15 to 25 per cent, in addition to specific duties on imports classified as luxuries, such as wine, liquor, tobacco, and tallow. Merchants were required to enter all goods at the appropriate customs house with the correct manifests and invoices; failure to do so could result in fines of up to $1,000. With this framework in place, Congress refined the customs service with subsequent acts, including the right of collectors to hold goods until duties are paid (May 9, 1838), the creation of a warehousing system for storing goods prior to payment of duties (February 5, 1840), and the creation of a "wreck-master" position in coastal districts responsible for the disposition and control of wrecked property (February 3, 1844).

The customs districts delineated by the 1837 act are as follows: the District of Aransas (Corpus Christi Bay to the San Antonio River), the District of Matagorda (the San Antonio River to the mouth of Cedar Lake), the District of Brazos (Cedar Lake to Oyster Creek), the District of Galveston (Oyster Creek to Bolivar Point including Galveston, the republic's chief port of entry), the District of Sabine (east of the Trinity River to the Sabine River), and the District of San Augustine (the mouth of the Sabine River upriver to the Red River). As commerce along the inland river network of East Texas expanded, two additional districts were split from the District of San Augustine to compensate: the District of Red River (the Red River counties of Fannin, Lamar, Red River, and Bowie) in 1842, and the District of Soda Lake (Red River, Bowie, Harrison, Rusk, and part of Nacogdoches counties) in 1845. Additionally, in 1839 the area within the District of Matagorda around the port of Lavaca was established as the District of Lavaca, and operated separately until 1841, when Lavaca and Matagorda were re-consolidated into the new District of Calhoun.

The customs collection system founded in 1837 generated significant revenue. During 1839, Texas merchants began trading with select ports in Europe, and by 1844 included Trieste, Antwerp, Cork, Dunkirk, London, Liverpool, and Le Havre. At a time when the impoverished Republic was searching for dependable sources of funding, tariff income comprised a secure financial base for the struggling state; approximately 58 per cent of the revenue collected by the republic originated from tariffs, generating almost $2 million from 1836 to 1846 after expenses. Following annexation to the United States, the 1st Texas Legislature moved quickly to secure this resource by passing an Act (April 18, 1846) ordering all monies collected by agents appointed under the republic be paid to the state treasury.

(Sources include: The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, compiled by H.P.N. Gammel (Austin: Gammel, 1898, reprinted University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History; accessed July 12, 2016); The History of the Revenue Service and the Commerce of the Republic of Texas by Robert Edward Lee Crane, Jr. (PhD dissertation, University of Texas, 1950); A Financial History of Texas by Edmund Thornton Miller (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1916); Handbook of Texas Online, R. E. L. Crane, Jr., "Customs Service of the Republic of Texas," accessed October 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mcc03; and the contents of the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The network of customs houses established under the department of the treasury by the Republic of Texas was responsible for regulating the flow of commerce and generating revenue via levying tariff duties upon incoming goods. Thees records consist of materials generated in the regular function of the customs houses at district and port level, and include a smaller, separate group held by the overseeing Treasury Department. Types of records include appraisals, bills of lading, bonds, cashbooks, incoming correspondence, crew and passenger lists, invoices, permits to land merchandise, receipts, oaths of office, shipping manifests, pay vouchers, promissory notes, inventories, and financial records of fees, stored goods, and appointments. Locations documented by the records encompass the Texas gulf coast and the network of the Sabine and Red rivers, including Port Aransas, Brazosport, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Matagorda, Pass Cavallo, Port Lavaca, San Augustine, Soda Lake, and Velasco. The records date 1836-1856 and undated, with the bulk dating 1836-1846.

Treasury Secretary records were materials probably held by the office of the treasury secretary. The series predominately consists of correspondence addressed to the treasury secretary from collectors and customs agents at both the district and customs house level. The records date 1836-1856, undated, bulk 1836-1846. Topics covered include requests for clarification of regulations, submission of documentation regarding expenses or revenue collection, responses to information requests, and notification of notable events in their areas of responsibility.

Customs district records were held by the network of district headquarters as well as the various customs houses subordinate to each, and date 1836-1850, undated , bulk 1836-1846. Topics addressed include collection of duties, the maintenance of the customs houses, expenditures, personnel changes, salaries and commercial traffic to and from Texas ports, and the ongoing evolution of the revenue collecting apparatus under the republic. The correspondence in this series consists primarily of letters between the customs collectors at the district level and the department of the treasury, though several between the district collectors and their subordinate agents at the customs houses are also present.

There are a number of documents that can be found in both series. Bills of lading are documents issued by the carrier that acknowledge the receipt and shipment of goods. Types of information present include a list of the goods, owner, the name and owner of the carrying ship, and the points of departure and destination. The clearances are signed certifications that the vessel and its contents have been cleared by the port collector, and the cargo is as its is represented in the manifest. Clearances from both U.S. and Texas ports are present. The receipts primarily document the purchase of goods and services for the regular upkeep of the customs houses. Receipts held by the treasury secretary usually account for revenue collected by the customs districts and sent to Austin. There are a number of purchase invoices generated by collectors and their agents documenting the acquisition of supplies for the customs houses, detailing the amount and description of goods purchased.

The pay vouchers document pay issued by the customs houses to subordinate employees, such as inspectors, assistants, and laborers. Collectively, the accounts, returns and abstracts are itemized quarterly accountings of funds, documenting salaries, expenditures and import duties collected by individual ports of entry and by district. Information documented includes the name, nationality, tonnage, and paid duties of vessels. Baggage entry forms affirm that any baggage brought into the port by passengers does not contain any saleable goods, and includes itemized lists of baggage types and amount. The coasting manifests served as permissions to ship a set of goods to another destination, and include the name and port of origin of the carriers, the amount and types of goods, and the marks used to identify the goods. Additional manifests are marked "import" (for goods shipped to Texas from foreign ports) and "export" (for goods leaving Texas ports for other destinations), and document shipments of goods for use of customs agents. Types of information recorded include owners of goods, name of carrier ship, name of ship's captain, the origin and destination of the goods, value at point of origin, and to whom the goods will be consigned at the destination. Coasting licenses permit the holder to engage in trade along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from a Texas port for one year. Types of information recorded include the ship's owner, the ship's captain, and the ship's name, type, and tonnage.

Entries of merchandise document the entries of shipments of goods subject to duty into a given Texas port, and include number and amount of goods, identification marks, and the type and amount of duties charged. Permits to land merchandise allow goods to be brought ashore following the payment of duties. Returns of merchandise document goods (allowed to leave the ship under a permit to land merchandise) unloaded for the purpose of sale. Types of information include dates of permitting and delivery, identification marks, amount and description of goods, and to whom the goods are delivered.

Passenger lists are by quarter and list ship passengers either individually or in aggregate. In the former case, the port of departure, occupation, age, and nationality of each passenger is recorded. Further information on passengers incoming into Texas ports can be found via the finding aid for the collection Texas Secretary of State colonization records. Appraisments are orders for customs agents to proceed to a ship in port in order to appraise a portion of goods that the carrier states is lost or spoiled, in order to determine the need for alteration of duties charged. In certain cases, the actual appraisement is included on the order itself. Bonds are documents affirming that a named owner or agent for a shipment of goods will pay all duties, taxes, and fees attributed to said goods. The documents in the folders marked "Bonds" are generally lists of bond-issuers, along with the amounts of money that they owe. Some bonds are in the records in the general folders as well as under the name of the bond-issuer.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Organization of the Records

The records are organized into two series:
Treasury secretary records, 1836-1856, undated, bulk 1836-1846, 7.6 cubic ft.
Customs district records, 1836-1850, undated, bulk 1836-1846, 40.5 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Revenue--Texas.
Customs administration--Texas--Statistics.
Ports of entry--Texas.
Customs inspection--Texas.
Customs appraisal--Texas.
Foreign trade regulation--Texas.
Commercial products--Transportation--Texas.
Places:
Aransas Bay (Tex.)
Port Aransas (Tex.)
Corpus Christi Bay Region (Tex.)
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Brazoria County (Tex.)
Brazosport (Tex.)
Velasco (Tex.)
Galveston Bay (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Matagorda Bay (Tex.)
Matagorda (Tex.)
Port Lavaca (Tex.)
Calhoun County (Tex.)
Pass Cavallo (Tex.)
Linnville (Tex.)
Red River (Tex.-La.)
Sabine River Watershed (Tex. and La.)
Sabine River (Tex. and La.)
San Augustine (Tex.)
Soda Lake (Tex.)
Texas--Gulf Coast.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
Document Types:
Receipts (financial records)--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Commercial correspondence--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Bills of lading--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Crew lists--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Ships' passenger lists--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1842, 1844, undated.
Bonds (legal records)--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1850, undated.
Vouchers (sales records)--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Permits--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1850, undated.
Appraisals (records)--Texas--Customs administration--1837-1838, 1841-1846.
Invoices--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1850, undated.
Lists (document genres)--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Cashbooks--Texas--Customs administration--1837-1842.
Financial statements--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Customs records--Texas--Customs administration--1836-1856, undated.
Functions:
Collecting revenue
Administering customs
Inspecting goods

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas (Republic) Department of State general correspondence, 1822-1859, undated, bulk 1835-1846, 4.96 cubic ft., 4 reels microfilm
Texas Department of State records of legislative and executive bodies prior to the Republic, 1835-1836, undated, 2.64 cubic ft., 1 reel microfilm
Texas Secretary of State colonization records, 1820-1879, undated, bulk 1836-1845, 1.71 cubic ft.
Andrew Jackson Houston collection, 1812-1941, undated, bulk 1835-1859, 31.41 cubic ft.
Texas Treasury Department records, 1836-1946, 44.5 cubic ft.
Texas Comptroller's Office appropriations and warrant volumes, 1836-1932, 90 cubic ft. (347 volumes)
Texas Comptroller's Office claims records, 1835-1990, undated, 966.81 cubic ft.
Texas Comptroller's Office general revenue volumes, 1836-1994, 77.73 cubic ft. (292 volumes)
Texas Comptroller's Office unprocessed records, 1835-1944, 1956-1963, undated, 346.71 cubic ft.
Publications
Crane, Jr., Robert Edward Lee. The History of the Revenue Service and the Commerce of the Republic of Texas. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas, 1950.
Connor, Seymour V. Texas Treasury papers; letters received in the Treasury Department of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1846. Austin, Tex.: Texas State Library, 1955.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Treasury Department customs house records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1933/001 and unknown

A portion of these records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Adjutant General's Office on February 21, 1934. The remainder of the records were most likely transferred by the Texas Treasury Department on an unknown date between 1930 and 1938.

Processing Information

Processed by State Archives staff, dates unknown.

Additional processing and finding aid created by Jonathan King, August 2016.

Other Formats for the Records

Alphabetical passenger name indexes (in card-file format) are available in the State Archives search room, and are available online via the Ancestry.com Texas website, available at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/ancestry.


Detailed Description of the Records

Treasury secretary records, 1836-1856, undated, bulk 1836-1846,
7.6 cubic ft.

The network of customs houses established under the department of the treasury by the Republic of Texas was responsible for regulating the flow of commerce and generating revenue via levying tariff duties upon incoming goods. Materials were probably held by the office of the Treasury Secretary, and include bills of lading, incoming correspondence, lists, orders, receipts, and financial statements. Topics documented include the collection and remittance of customs revenue, the appointment of agents to posts at district and port levels, the evolving regulatory structure of the customs system, office expenditures, mercantile traffic in Texas ports, and discussion of local events.Records date 1836-1856 and undated, bulk 1836-1846.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by format, and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Treasury Secretary records, Texas Treasury Department customs house records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
4-26/1 Bill of lading for schooner Urchin, April 1836
Correspondence:
February 15, 1836-August 6, 1837
August 7-September 8, 1837
September 9-October 24, 1837
October 25-December 31, 1837
January 13-April 3, 1838
April 9-June 19, 1838
June 20-September 19, 1838
September 20-December 31, 1838
Box
4-26/2 January 2-February, 1839
February 18-April 29, 1839
May 15-July 31, 1839
August 1-September 30, 1839
October 1-November 25, 1839
November 28, 1839-January 30, 1840
February 1-May 1, 1840
May 5-June 29, 1840
June 30-August 6, 1840
August 8-September 30, 1840
Box
4-26/3 October 1-November 21, 1840
November 24, 1840-January 18, 1841
February 2-April 10, 1841
April 17-May 20, 1841
May 21-July 22, 1841
August 10-October 19, 1841
October 20-December 29, 1841
1841
January 1-April 9, 1842
April 19-July 24, 1842
July 27-October 30, 1842
Box
4-26/4 November 1-December 31, 1842
January 3-March 29, 1843
April 9-June 11, 1843
June 12-August 11, 1843
August 12-October 31, 1843
November 4-December 24, 1843
January 9-February 28, 1844
March 1-May 15, 1844
May 17-September 8, 1844
Box
4-26/5 September 12-November 2, 1844
November 5-December 28, 1844
January 1-March 4, 1845
March 5-May 14, 1845
May 15-August 7, 1845
August 9-October 10, 1845
October 15-December 27, 1845
January 2, 1846-December 28, 1849
Box
4-26/6 July 30, 1850-September 28, 1856, undated
Appointment correspondence for John Howe, government agent, February 11-May 20, 1846
Box
4-26/30 Correspondence to customs collectors, September 5, 1837-October 22, 1842
Correspondence to Secretary of Treasury, 1838, 1841, 1844, 1846
Box
4-26/6 General correspondence and circulars to customs collectors, March 13, 1839-March 20, 1845
Letter to H. Kloppenburg, government agent, from Samuel T. Watts, April 6, 1841
Box
4-26/29 Clearances:
Clearance to Texas from Mississippi, February 16, 1838
Clearance to Philadelphia from Texas, September 18, 1839
Box
4-26/6 Lists:
List of customs house employees, September 30, 1838
List of merchandise suitable for the Texas trade, undated
List of Navy vessels and others, November 3, 1836
Passenger list of vessel bound for New York from New Orleans, undated
Miscellaneous, undated
Order by Secretary of War to vessel masters concerning transportation of Army officers, June 6, 1837
Public instruments of protest:
1842-1843
November 1845
Receipts:
Receipt of O.M. Roberts from the account of Sanford Holman, July 9, 1847
Receipts of James B. Shaw, July 9-30, 1841, undated
Receipts of James N. Hamilton, government agent, April 1-July 6, 1843
Box
4-26/30 Revenue record book, 1837-1840
Box
4-26/1 Statements:
Account statement book for customs houses, 1842-1844
Box
4-26/30 Imports and exports, 1837-1843
Revenue and receipts, 1839-1840
Revenue and receipts, 1842-1843, undated
Box
4-26/6 Settlement of the account of James Bourland, January 11, 1948
Box
4-26/30 Tariffs, 1841
Box
4-26/6 Vouchers of Reuben M. Potter, government agent, April 1-July 6, 1843



Customs district records, 1836-1856, undated, bulk 1836-1846
40.5 cubic ft.

The network of customs houses established under the department of the treasury by the Republic of Texas was responsible for regulating the flow of commerce and generating revenue via levying tariff duties upon incoming goods. Customs district records include materials held and generated by the individual customs houses stationed at Texas ports, and also by the district offices that administer those houses. Record types include appraisals, bills of lading, bonds, cashbooks, incoming correspondence, crew and passenger lists, invoices, permits to land merchandise, receipts, oaths of office, shipping manifests, pay vouchers, promissory notes, inventories, and financial records of fees, stored goods, and appointments, dating 1836-1846, undated, bulk 1836-1846. Topics documented include the collection and remittance of customs revenue, the appointment of agents to posts at the customs houses, office expenditures, mercantile traffic in Texas ports, and discussion of local events.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by district. Within each district, the records assigned specifically to the district headquarters are listed first, and followed by records held by the ports subsidiary to each district arranged alphabetically. Materials for which a port or district cannot be determined are listed at the end.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Customs district records, Texas Treasury Department customs house records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
District of Aransas1837-1847, undated,
District records1838-1847,
Box
4-26/31 Accounts, returns, and abstracts:
1838
January-September 1839
October-December 1839
January-June 1840
July-December 1840
1841
1843
January-June 1844
July-December 1844
January-June 1845
July-December 1845
1846-1847
Box
4-26/7 Bond of W.J. Gourlay and Henry Redmond, April 1, 1846
Boat bill, 1840
Oaths of office for William Mann, William Holbrook, and James Wells, 1844-1845
Port of Aransas1838-1846, undated,
Box
4-26/7 Appraisements, 1838
Baggage entry, 1843-1846
Clearances, February 1846
Correspondence to customs collectors:
1837-1844
1844-1846
Box
4-26/32 Coasting manifests:
1838-1842
1843-1846
Entry of merchandise:
1843-1845, undated
1846
Box
4-26/7 Invoices, 1845-1846
Box
4-26/33 Manifests (export), 1845-1846
Box
4-26/32 Manifests (import):
1838-1843
August-November 1845
December 1845
January 1846
Box
4-26/33 February 1846, undated
Passenger lists, 1840, 1844, undated
Box
4-26/7 Pay vouchers:
1838-1843
1843-1846, undated
Permits to land merchandise, 1838-1846
Box
4-26/33 Return of merchandise, 1843-1845
Box
4-26/7 Receipts:
1838-1846, undated
Office rent receipts, 1839-1843
Port of Corpus Christi1840-1846, undated,
Box
4-26/33 Accounts, returns, and abstracts, 1846
Box
4-26/7 Appointments of office, 1845
Appraisements, 1845-1846
Bonds:
1845-1846
1846
Bonds, U.S. Army sutlers, 1845-1846
Certificate of cargo reshipped coastwise, 1845-1846
Box
4-26/33 Coasting licenses, 1845
Coasting manifests, 1844-1846
Box
4-26/7 Correspondence to customs collectors, November 18, 1845
Box
4-26/33 Entry of merchandise:
July-August 1845
September-October 1845
November 1-7, 1845
November 8-17, 1845
November 18-December 17, 1845
December 18-22, 1845, undated
January-February 1846
Box
4-26/8 Goods in public store, 1840-1846
Invoices:
March 7, 1844-October 24, 1845
November 15-December 24, 1845, undated
Box
4-26/34 Manifests (export), 1845
Manifests (import):
1841-1844
1845
1846, undated
Box
4-26/8 Pay vouchers, 1843-1846, undated
Permits to land merchandise:
January 16, 1844-September 1, 1845
September 9-27, 1845
September 29-November 7, 1845
November 8-23, 1845
1845-January 29, 1846
January 30-February 20, 1846, undated
Receipts:
January 24, 1844-September 1, 1845
September 10, 1845-May 27, 1846, undated
Room and board, 1845
U.S. Army, 7th Regiment, 1845
Office rent receipts, 1845-1846
Port of Lamar1839-1840,
Box
4-26/8 Clearances, January 23, 1839
Box
4-26/34 Coasting manifests, 1839-1840
Manifests (import), 1839
Port of Live Oak Point1837-1841, undated,
Box
4-26/8 Clearances, May 22, 1839
Box
4-26/34 Manifests (import), 1837
Box
4-26/8 Receipts, February 15, 1841, undated
District of Brazos1836-1849, undated,
District records1836, undated,
Box
4-26/9 Bills of lading, 1836
Vessel enrollment and registration, undated
[2 folders]
Port of Brazos1837-1845, undated,
Box
4-26/9 Correspondence to customs collectors:
January 1, 1838
September 8, 1841-March 29, 1845, undated
Pay vouchers:
October 14, 1837-October 9, 1838
October 10, 1838-October 1, 1845, undated
Receipts, October 12, 1837-July 31, 1845, undated
Port of Quintana1837-1838,
Box
4-26/9 Custom house building plans, 1837-1838
Pay vouchers, June 25-December 27, 1838
Receipts, June 25-November 26, 1838
Port of Velasco1836-1849, undated,
Box
4-26/36 Accounts, returns, and abstracts:
1837
March-June 1838
September-December 1838
1839
March-June 1840
September-December 1840
February-June 1841
September-December 1841
1842
January-April 1843
July-October 1843
January-April 1844
July-October 1844
1845
1846, undated
Box
4-26/9 Bills of lading, 1836
Bonds, undated
Clearances, April 21, 1839-November 2, 1845
Box
4-26/36 Coasting manifests, 1840, 1842, 1845
Box
4-26/9 Correspondence to customs collectors, June 22, 1838-November 19, 1845
Duties refunded, 1838
Invoices, August 19, 1837
Box
4-26/36 Passenger lists, 1839-1841
Box
4-26/9 Pay vouchers:
September 30, 1837-March 31, 1839
June 27, 1839-December 21, 1840
December 27, 1840-October 31, 1843
January 31, 1844-October 27, 1849
Permits to land merchandise, January 10, 1843
Receipts:
February 26, 1836-September 29, 1839
September 30, 1839-July 27, 1846, undated
Office rent receipts, 1840
District of Galveston1837-1846, undated,
Port of Galveston1837-1846, undated,
Box
4-26/60 Accounts, returns, and abstracts:
1837-1838
1839
March-June 1840
March-August 1841
September 1841
January-July 1842
October-December 1842
January-April 1843
May-October 1843
1844
1845
1846, undated
Box
4-26/17 Bills of lading, 1838-1846
Box
4-26/62 Bonds, 1837-1841
Box
4-26/17 Clearances, October 18, 1841-January 1, 1846
Box
4-26/62 Coasting manifests:
1839-1840
1841-1842
Box
4-26/63 1843-1844
January-August 1845
September 1845-1846
Box
4-26/17 Correspondence to customs collectors:
May 10, 1836-January 22, 1842
January 30-July 25, 1842
September 7-October 21, 1842
October 22-December 11, 1842
January 16-March 6, 1843
March 7-May 30, 1843
June 2-August 19, 1843
August 27-December 9, 1843
December 14, 1843-March 11, 1844
March 15-September 12, 1844
September 28-December 12, 1844
December 26, 1844-February 15, 1845
February 19-April 9, 1845
April 26-August 13, 1845
August 19, 1845-January 31, 1846
February 11-September 10, 1846; December 28, 1849
Box
4-26/66 Crew lists, 1845
Box
4-26/17 Duties refunded, 1839-1843
Box
4-26/63 Entry of merchandise:
December 1844-August 1845
September-November, 1845
November 8-10, 1845
November 11-12, 1845
Box
4-26/64 November 13-20, 1845
November 21-25, 1845
November 26-29, 1845
December 1-4, 1845
December 5-11, 1845
December 12-18, 1845
December 19-26, 1845
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June 20-September 30, 1841
January 29, 1842-January 31, 1846
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September 4-November 23, 1840
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April 9-August 12, 1842
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4-26/12 January 9, 1842-June 17, 1843
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1843
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January 29, 1841-January 31, 1846, undated
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4-26/14 Correspondence to customs collectors:
February 24-June 7, 1841
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4-26/22 Correspondence to customs collectors:
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July 9-August 2, 1837
August 3-September 23, 1837
October 25-November 30, 1837
December 14, 1837-February 24, 1838
March 24, 1838-March 20, 1839
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July 7-18, 1837
July 19-27, 1837
July 28-August 11, 1837
August 12, 1837
August 26-September 22, 1837
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November 10-December 18, 1838
December 22, 1838-February 16, 1839
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October 27-November 23, 1838
November 24, 1838-July 11, 1839
July 12-September 23, 1839
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January 11-14, 1840
January 14-21, 1840
January 21-24, 1840
February 7-March 9, 1840
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October 23, 1837-March 30, 1838
March 31-July 10, 1838
July 16, 1838-March 9, 1839
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July 16, 1839
January 22-June 2, 1840
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4-26/83 Return of merchandise:
September 18, 1838-January 12, 1839
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December 1, 1841-March 19, 1842
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4-26/28 Oath of James Bourland concerning seizure of goods, January 8, 1848
Port of Red River1842-1846,
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4-26/28 Correspondence to customs collectors, April 30, 1842-January 7, 1846
Pay vouchers, April 13, 1842-October 31, 1844
Receipts, May 30, 1843-March 17, 1845
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4-26/28 Articles obtained from customs house, 1839-1840
Bonds, 1839-1840, 1844
Correspondence to customs collectors:
June 10, 1842-February 5, 1844
February 6, 1844-January 7, 1846
Office fees received, 1842
Pay vouchers:
March 31, 1839-August 31, 1840
September 10, 1840-September 14, 1843
October 31, 1843-February 16, 1846
Promissory note, April 17, 1844
Receipts:
March 16, 1839-November 25, 1842
December 1, 1842-November 1, 1846, undated
Room and board, 1839
District of San Augustine1837-1850, undated,
District records1837-1850, undated,
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4-26/85 Accounts, returns, and abstracts:
1837
1838
January-May 1839
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4-26/86 June-December 1839
January-August 1840
September-December 1840
1841
January-July 1842
August-December 1842
January-June 1843
July-December 1843
January-June 1844
July-December 1844
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4-26/87 January-June 1845
July-December 1845
1846, 1850
Manifests (import):
1837-1839, undated
1840-1843, undated
Port of Nacogdoches1838-1840,
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4-26/28 Manifests (import), 1838-1840
Port of San Augustine1837-1846, undated,
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4-26/28 Bonds, 1839-1841
Correspondence to customs collectors:
May 24, 1838-May 12, 1843
July 11, 1843-December 16, 1844
January 12, 1845-January 7, 1846
Custom house building plans, 1840
Oath of Thomas G. Thurston as deputy collector, February 24, 1844
Pay vouchers
September 27, 1837-June 30, 1840
July 20, 1840-January 3, 1846, undated
Promissory note, 1838
Receipts:
September 30, 1837-June 30, 1840
July 15, 1840-January 17, 1846, undated
Office rent receipts, 1837-1840, undated
Room and board, 1843
Port of Shelby County1839, undated,
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4-26/28 Manifests (import), 1839, undated
District of Soda Lake1840-1846,
District records1844-1846,
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4-26/87 Accounts, returns, and abstracts, 1844-1846
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4-26/28 Bonds, May 1, 1845
Office rent receipts, 1845
Port of Soda Lake1840-1846,
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4-26/28 Correspondence to customs collectors, February 8-December 3, 1845
Pay vouchers, May 10, 1840-February 20, 1846
Receipts, February 22, 1845-December 1846
Unknown district1836-1846, undated,
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4-26/88 Accounts, returns, and abstracts, 1838-1845, undated
Baggage entry, November-December 1841
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4-26/29 Clearances, August 26, 1839
[Clearances for goods to travel from the port of Galveston to another unknown port.]
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4-26/88 Entry of merchandise:
March 20, 1839
January 2, 1841
undated
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4-26/29 Invoices:
February 19, 1836-May 13, 1839
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4-26/88 November 23, 1838
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4-26/29 June 6, 1839-March 9, 1840
October 5, 1840-December 2, 1841
January 4, 1844-September 15, 1845
September 19-October 3, 1845
October 4-November 30, 1845
December 2, 1845-December 18, 1846, undated
undated
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4-26/88 Manifests (export), 1839-1845, undated
Manifests (import):
1836-1840
1845, undated
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4-26/29 Pay vouchers, November 27, 1837-September 22, 1842, undated
Permits to land merchandise, December 11, 1841, undated
Receipts:
July 7, 1837-July 15, 1844
November 2, 1844-July 29, 1846, undated
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4-26/88 Return of merchandise, October 31, 1838-February 20, 1846, undated