23 February 2015

Robert N. McMillan, Collector Of Customs

Steamer, Natchez, Port of New Orleans

The Shipper's guide: containing a complete list of all railroad stations ..., (1859), named Robert N. McMillan of Franklin, Louisiana, as a United States Revenue Officer, Collector of Customs.

Steamboats on Louisiana's Bayous: A History and Directoryby Carl A. Brasseaux, Keith P. Fontenot, related that tensions occurred between those with shipping interests and residents who were fearful during a yellow fever outbreak.  "As the crowd [in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] approached, Vinson (the boat owner) threatened to kill anyone who set foot on his ship except Robert N. McMillan, collector of customs at the port of Franklin, and Dr. E. S. Alexander, Franklin's health officer."

An 1874 act for the relief of Robert N. McMillan, late collector of customs.....:


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