Record Number 31

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Basic information

Case Number: 31

Date: 1824-11-24

Summary of incident: Custom house charged higher duties on imported cotton than previously charged--changed without notice. After U.S. merchants in Alvarado successfully pleaded for reinstatement of former duties, extra revenue from 3 months of increased duties was kept by Mexican government. Claim was for loss.

Amounts claimed

Principal: $1769

Interest: $1495

Interest percentage: %

Total: $3264

Date claim filed:


Award by U.S. judge: $3264

Award by Mexican judge: $

Final award principal: $1769

Final award interest: $1495

Final award total: $3264

Date of final decision: 1842-01-06

Location of incident

Place name at time: Alvarado, Vera Cruz, Mexico

Place name today: Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico


Name: Margaret Sperry

Name: Jacob Sperry

Ship (if ship involved)

Ship name: -

Ship type: -

Home port: Philadelphia, PA, USA

     (today Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Destination port: Alvarado, Vera Cruz, Mexico

     (today Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico)

Destination of goods: -


Text of memorial:

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