Details For Cover ID# 19897

Click on cover image to view at full resolution.

Front Image Back Image

Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 21, 12
Edited on:Jul 12, 17
 
Postmark: Dec 12, 1848
Origin: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Red "Baltimore R.R" 47 x 4 mm handstamp (Remele # B1-b) and matching red "5" in 20mm circle handstamp which was crossed out in blue ink. Manuscript "Free H. Belcher, M.C." (Member of Congress) free frank. Letter datelined "Washington Dec. 12, 1848"

Hiram Belcher was a Whig Congressman representing the 3rd District of Maine in the 30th U.S. Congress, during the last two years of the administration of President James K. Polk. It was the only Congress in which Abraham Lincoln served.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes