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T. M. Jones - ______INSURED by ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY, for to only, Except against loss occasioned by the public enemy. INSURANCE, $ For the Company, Adams Express Company GREAT EASTERN, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN EXPRESS FORWARDERS. No. 1. WASHINGTON, D. C. March 11 1867 . RECEIVED OF One PdValue Five Dollars Marked Brvt Maj Gen J M Schofield Richmond Va Which it is mutually agreed is to be forwarded to our Agency nearest or most convenient to destination only, and there delivered to either parties to complete transportation. It is part of the consideration of this contract, and it is agreed, that the said Express Company ARE FORWARDERS ONLY, and are not held liable or responsible for any loss or damage to said property while being conveyed by the CARRIERS to whom the same may be by said Express Company entrusted, or arising from the dangers of Railroads, Ocean or River Navigation, Steam, Fire in Stores, Depots, or in Transit, Leakage, Breakage, or from any cause whatever unless, in every case, the same be proved to have occurred from the fraud of gross negligence of said Express Company, or their servants; nor in any event shall the holder hereof demand beyond the sum of FIFTY DOLLARS, at which the article forwarded in hereby gained, unless otherwise herein expressed, or unless specially insured by them, and so specified in this receipt, which insurance shall constitute the limit of the liability of the Adams Express Company. And if the same is entrusted or delivered to any other Express Company, or Agent, (which said Adams Express Company are hereby authorized to do,) such Company or person so needed shall be regarded exclusively as the agent of the shipper or owner, and, as such, alone liable, and the Adams Express Company shall not be in any event responsible for the negligence or non-performance of any such Company or person; nor in any event shall said Express Company be liable for any loss or damage, unless the claim therefor shall be presented to them, in writing, at this office, within thirty days after this date, in a statement to which this receipt shall be annexed. All articles of GLASS, or contained in Glass, or any of a fragile nature, will be taken at Shipper's risk only, and the Shipper agrees that the Company shall not be held responsible for any injury by breakage or otherwise, nor for damage to goods not properly packed and secured for transportation. It is further agree that the said Company shall not in any event be liable for any loss, damage, or detention caused by the acts of God, Civil or Military Authority, or by Rebellion, Piracy, Insurrection, or Riot, or the dangers incident to a time of war. For the Company, Gittings FREIGHT, 500 rv
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