The Shipping Manifest is a handwritten note on the back side of a sheet of engineering paper detailing a sailor's experience with Robert and the Military and a manifest of items the ship delivered to the docks outside the Boston Quarantine Zone. The sailor describes how the Military noticed their ships docking at the warehouse, believing that they would be arrested for smuggling. However, Robert knew one of the soldiers and managed to bribe them into letting the sailors go. The sailor compliments Robert's ability to bribe and continues to read off the items they delivered, including clothes, toilet paper, frozen meat, and liquor.
The Shipping Manifest is found during the second chapter, "The Quarantine Zone", in the section "The Slums". After Joel and Tess make their way through a metal garage door to the docks, they spot Robert speaking with one of his men. Joel and Tess then continue to hop over a brick railing down to the ground, where many of Robert's men patrol. Upon dropping down, all the way to the right is a metal railing between the water with a blue dumpster against it -- the artifact is on the ground behind it.
Damn soldiers spotted one of our ships. I
thought we were done for, but that Robert guy
knew one of them. He managed to bribe them
in return for letting us go. I guess he's good for
something. The son of a bitch can talk. It did
cost us a third of the cargo and I can't shake the
feeling that we've been had. How the hell did
they find us in that fog?
Anyways, here's what we managed to bring in:
2 crates of clothes (some new pairs of jeans!)
1 crate toilet paper
2 crates of frozen meat (more Canadian Bison!)
1 crate of liquor
Upon reading the note, Joel will comment:
This guy's wheeling and dealing with everyone in town.