Document has some toning and edge loss of paper with restoration repairs using museum archival clear, thin tape. Otherwise very good condition for its age. The Tilton's of Essex County, Lynn, Massachusetts were one of the first to settle and there is extensive genealogy on the Tilton's in general. Signed by Captain Daniel Tilton in his own hand affirming the cargo as ballast and 'stores'. A rare item.
From Ship Registers of Machias, Maine, 1780-1930, Volume 2, page 501-502; Listing #1084; Prepared by National Archives Project, 1942. Lavinia, Schooner, of Thomston. Built at Thomston, Mass. (now Maine), 1816. 88 79/95 tons; 71 ft. 10 in. x 21 ft. 1 1/2 in. x 6 ft. 9 in. One… Read more