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POSTAL and CARGO SERVICES 
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COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE - FRENCH LINE
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CENTRAL AGENCY FOR UNITED STATES AND CANADA
19 State Street, NEW YORK

PARIS Main Office 6 RUE AUBER 
FREIGHT OFFICE 24 RUE DE PARADIS PARIS 
HAVRE 59 Boulevard de Strasbourg 
BORDEAUX Quai Louis XVIII 

DUNKIRK Place Alf-Petyt 
SAINT NAZAIRE Boul'd de l'Ocean 
LA PALLICE Boul'd Delmas 
HAMBURG Neustadter Neuefweg 31 
ANTWERP 14 Place de Meir 

[[image of a pointing hand]] Mdse. not removed from wharf at Bordeaux within 48 hours after steamer is completely discharged will be taxed 50 centimes per ton per day. 
[[image of a pointing hand]] Cost of discharging at Bordeaux 10 fcs. per 1000 kilos or 40 c. ft. ships option at expense of Mdse. and if discharged at Appontement Bassins subject to an additional charge of 5 francs per 1000 kilos or 40 cubic feet ships option. 

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^[[ [[underline]] SPECIAL STOWAGE [[/underline]] ]]

^[[ [[underline]] FRIEGHT PREPAID. [[/underline]] ]]
 

Freight on ^[[Special Stowage]] ^[[initials]] at ______ per _______ $ ____
Primage ________ per cent ________
$ ^[[10.50]]
Advance Charges, $ ________
5 per cent. ________
$ _________

Party to Notify 

[[stamped]] COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE
FREIGHT PAID 
Not to be Returned 
SHIP LOST OR NOT LOST 
NEW YORK AGENCY
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Received in apparent good order and condition, by THE COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE from ^[[UNION FORWARDING CO. (JACQUES SELIGMAN & CO.INC.]] to be transported by the Steamship ^[[SUFFREN]] now lying in the port of NEW YORK and bound for ^[[HAVRE,FRANCE.]] (or so near thereto as she may safely get), with liberty to call at any port or ports in or out of the customary route, or failing shipment by said Steamer, in and upon a following Steamer ^[[ONE(1) CASES ANTIQUE DRAWING.]] (_______ Gross Weight) being marked and numbered as per margin, shipper's weight (quality, quantity, gauge, contents, weight and value unknown), and to be delivered in like good order and condition at the port of ^[[HAVRE,FRANCE]] 

Unto Order of ^[[MR. ALEXIS DELAMARRE,59 QUAI GEORGE V, LE HAVRE,FRANCE.]] or to his or their assigns, he or they paying freight, primage and charges immediately on discharge of the goods without any allowance of credit or discount, on the gross intaken weight or measurement as per margin, or as may otherwise result on verification of same at port of destination. Cost of weighing at the expense of the merchandise. 

IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED that the Steamer shall have liberty to sail with or without pilots; to tow and assist vessels in distress; to deviate for the purpose of saving life or property; the ship in no wise to be held responsible for delay, damages for any claims whatsoever growing out of the ship's service in towing or assisting, deviation or the like; that the carrier shall have liberty to convey goods in craft and or lighters to and from the steamer at the risk of the owners of the goods; and, in case the steamer shall put into a port of refuge, or be prevented from any cause from proceeding in the ordinary course of her voyage, to transship the goods to their destination by another steamer; that the carrier shall not be liable for loss or damage occasioned by perils of the sea or other waters, by fire from any cause or wheresoever occurring; by barratry of the master or crew; by enemies, pirates or robbers; by arrest or restraint of princes, rulers or people riots, strikes, or stoppage of labor; by explosion, bursting of boilers, breakage of shafts, or any latent defect in hull, machinery or appurtenances, or unseaworthiness of the steamer, whether existing at the time of shipment, or at the beginning of the voyage, provided the owners have exercised due diligence to make the steamer seaworthy; by heating, frost, decay, putrefaction, rust, sweat, change of character, drainage, leakage, breakage, vermin or by explosion of any of the goods whether shipped with or without disclosure of their nature or any loss or damage arising from the nature of the goods or the insufficiency of packing; nor for inland damage; nor for the obliteration, errors, insufficiency or absence of marks, numbers, address or description; nor for risk of craft, hulk, or transshipment; nor for any loss or damage caused by the prolongation of the voyage, and that the carrier shall not be concluded as to correctness of statements herein of quality, quantity, gauge, contents, weight and value. General average payable according to York-Antwerp Rules. If the owner of the steamer shall have exercised due diligence to make said steamer in all respects seaworthy and properly manned, equipped and supplied, it is hereby agreed that in case of danger, damage or disaster resulting from fault or negligence of the pilot, master or crew in the navigation or management of the steamer, or from latent or other defects, or unseaworthiness of the steamer, whether existing at the time of shipment, or at the beginning of the voyage, but not discoverable by due diligence, the consignees or owners of the cargo shall not be exempted from liability for contribution in General Average or for any special charges incurred, but, with the shipowner, shall contribute in General Average, and shall pay such special charges as if such danger, damage or disaster had not resulted from such fault, negligence, latent or other defects or unseaworthiness. 

IT IS ALSO MUTUALLY AGREED that this shipment is subject to all terms and provisions of, and all the exemptions from liability contained in the Act of Congress of the United States, approved on the 13th day of February, 1893, and entitled "An Act relating to the navigation of vessels, etc." 

1. -IT IS ALSO MUTUALLY AGREED that in the event of claim for shortage or damages for which the Carrier is liable, said claim is to be based on the net invoice cost value of the merchandise plus freight paid less all charges saved. But the value of each package not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars on which basis the freight is adjusted unless a higher value is specifically declared and stated in the shipping order and in the bill of lading and the freight paid thereon, and in no case can the carrier be held liable for more than the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars per package or such other value as may be declared and stated as the basis of freight. In the event of partial shortage or damage for which the carrier is responsible the indemnity to be pro rata to the sum payable in case of total loss or damage calculated in accordance with above conditions. 

2. -ALSO, that the carrier shall not be liable for articles specified in Section 4281 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, unless written notice of the true character and value thereof is given at the time of lading and entered in the bill of lading. 

3. -ALSO, that shippers shall be liable for any loss or damage to steamer or cargo, caused by inflammable, explosive or dangerous goods, shipped without full disclosure of their nature, whether such shipper by principal or agent; and such goods may be thrown overboard or destroyed at any time without compensation. 

4. -ALSO, that the carrier shall have a lien on the goods for all freights, primages and charges, and also for all fines or damages which the steamer or the cargo may incur or suffer by reason of the illegal, incorrect or insufficient marking, numbering or addressing of packages or description of their contents. 

5. -ALSO, that in case the steamer shall be prevented from reaching her destination by Quarantine, the carrier may discharge the goods into any depot or lazaretto, and such discharge shall be deemed a final delivery under this contract, and all the expenses thereby incurred on the goods shall be a lien thereon. 

6. -ALSO, that the steamer shall be entitled to commence discharging immediately on arrival, either in the river or at the quay, and discharge without interruption, and discharge at more than one berth. The goods shall be taken from the ship's tackle by the Consignee of the goods directly on their coming to hand in discharging the ship, otherwise the master or ship's agent shall be at liberty to enter and land the goods, or put them in store, warehouse or craft, or on quay, at the Receiver's risk and expense, without giving previous notice to Consignees before weighing or counting, when the goods shall be deemed delivered and the steamer's responsibility ended, but the steamer and carrier to have a lien on such goods until the payment of all costs and charges so incurred, notwithstanding all customs or regulations of the port of discharge to the contrary. If Consignees fail to receive as above stated and no facilities are available for discharging into craft or on wharf without delay to steamer, Receivers shall pay the steamer demurrage for such detention, and steamer shall have a lien on such goods until the payment of all costs and charges incurred. The ship's responsibility shall cease immediately on the goods being discharged from the ship's tackle, any custom of the port to the contrary notwithstanding. The Collector of the port is hereby authorized to grant a general order for discharge immediately after the entry of the ship. The consignee of the cargo to receive same as above stated and wherever the steamer is lying, any custom of the port to the contrary notwithstanding. The master-porterage of the delivery of the cargo to be done by the Consignee of the steamer, at the expense and risk of the receivers of the cargo. Cargo landed without marks, with wrong cut, or strange marks, to be apportioned by ship's agents (or master-porter) among the Consignees of cargo whose lots may be short, such apportionment to be accepted by said Consignees against shortage. Not accountable for condition of bagging, or for country damage. Tonnage and shed dues, and all expenses of measuring, weighing or counting cargo, per for determining amount of freight due on quantity, weight or number delivered, payable by receivers of cargo. Spanish cargo-dues to be for account of cargo. Also, that in case of meal or cake, lumber, staves, etc., the expenses thereof are to be paid by the Consignee. The goods covered by this bill of lading shall be discharged thru lighter or lighters at consignee's risk and expense, if, in the option of the steamer's agent, such method of delivery is advisable, notwithstanding any other condition in the bill of lading which may appear to conflict with this. Merchandise transshipped into vessels, lighters or other conveyance, will have to re-imburse to the ship, in the same measure as cargo landed on the shore. Chamber of Commerce [[?]] taxes or other expenses in connection therewith, notwithstanding all customs and regulations of the port to the contrary, 

7. -ALSO, that if on sale of the goods at destination for freight and charges, the proceeds fail to cover said freight and charges, the carrier shall be entitled to recover the difference from the shipper. 

8. -ALSO, that full freight is payable on damaged or unsound goods; but no freight is due on any increase in bulk or weight caused by absorption of water during the voyage. 

9. -ALSO, that merchandise on wharf awaiting shipment or delivery be at shipper's risk of loss or damage not happening through the fault or negligence of the owner, master, agent or manager of the steamer, any custom of the port to the contrary notwithstanding. 

10. -ALSO, that this bill of lading, duly endorsed, to be given up to the steamer's consignee in exchange for delivery order. 

11. -ALSO, that freight prepaid will not be returned, ship lost or not lost. 

12. -ALSO, that parcels for different consignees collected or made up in single packages addressed to one consignee, pay full freight on each parcel. 

13. -All differences of whatever nature they may be, relative to the interpretation or to the execution of the present bill of lading and the effects thereof, will by express agreement, and even in case of appeal for warranty or of plurality of defendants, be judged in accordance with decision of the American Courts or in France before the Tribunal of Commerce of the Seine, the competence of which Courts and Tribunal the shipper and claimants hereby recognize and accept, and to which the power of jurisdiction is hereby expressly given. 

14. - Steamer to be under the obligation to stow the cargo according to the laws, regulations and custom prevailing at the port of loading only. The Board of Underwriters Inspector's Certificate or Port Warden's Certificate will constitute prima facie proof that the steamer has observed such laws, regulations and customs. 

15. -The carrier when discharging pursuant to the stipulations of the bill of lading, any custom of the port to the contrary notwithstanding shall be under no obligation to bag and or land on wharf, dock, or quay, grain received by it in bulk, but on the contrary shall be entitled to discharge such grain in bulk, onto barges and or lighters. Such discharge shall constitute as sufficient delivery by the carrier and the ship and thereafter the said grain shall be at the risk of and all expenses in connection therewith shall be borne by, the consignees and/or owner thereof. The carrier also reserves the right to use elevators and/or any other mechanical appliances in and for the discharge of such bulk grain. 

AND FINALLY, in accepting this Bill of Lading, the Shipper, Owner and Consignee of the goods and the Holder of the Bill of Lading, agree to be bound by all of its stipulations, exceptions and conditions, whether written or printed, as fully as if they were all signed by such Shipper, Owner, Consignee or Holder. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Master or Agent of the said steamship hath affirmed to ^[[ 3 ]] Bills of Lading, all of this tenor and date, one of which being accomplished, the others to stand void. 

Dated in New York [[stamped]]JUN 22 1926[[/stamped]] 192__
FREIGHT PAYABLE AT CURRENT RATE OF EXCHANGE ON DAY OR STEAMER'S ENTRY AT CUSTOM HOUSE 

Compagnie Générale Transatlantique 
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No inflammable or dangerous article, such as medical fluids, chloroform, oil, alcohol, gunpowder, percussion caps, vitriol, tar, turpentine, acids, matches, etc., shall be received on board the steamer of this Company without a previous authorization from the Board of Directors. Any person who by means of misrepresentation having shipped any of the aforesaid articles, will be liable to a penalty of 2,000 francs to this Company besides the responsibility for damage, arising from the misrepresentation, and the penalties inflicted by the laws of France of the 18th of June, 1870. 

Attention of Shippers is called to Sec. 235 of the Criminal Code of the United States (Act of Congress, March 4th, 1909) 

Every package containing explosives or other dangerous articles, when presented to a common carrier for shipment shall have plainly marked on the outside thereof the contents thereof; and it shall be unlawful for any person to deliver or cause to be delivered to any common carrier engaged in interstate or foreign transportaion any explosive or other dangerous article under any false or deceptive marking, description, invoice, shipping order or other declaration, or without informing the agent of such carrier of the true character thereof, at or before the time such delivery for carriage is made. Whoever shall knowingly violate or cause to be violated any provision of this section ......shall be fined not more than $2,000, or imprisoned not more than eighteen months, or both. 
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