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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 8, 17
Edited on:Sep 8, 17
Postmark: Jan 13, 1804
Origin: Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

Transatlantic folded letter datelined "Liverpool 13th Jany 1804" to Philadelphia via New York. Red "New - York Mar 7" fancy oval (clamshell) marking and matching "SHIP" 19 x 6mm marking. Manuscript "27" collect rating. Endorsed "Manchester via New York".

Act of 1799, 90 to 150 miles 12-1/2 cents per letter sheet. This three page letter mentions a Bill being enclosed, hence it is a double rate, plus 2c ship fee = 27 cents total.

Excerpt from letter: "Mr. Reynould's Pistols are here and will be shipped in the (ship) Moses Myers who is expected to sail for your port abt. the 15th Feby."
The letter further mentions the state of the sugar market and sales of Coffee and "Cotton of Georgia Upland."  The letter also mentions "New Orleans is much inquired for her good neutrality would bring . . .". The French, who were then at war with England (England had declared war on France in May 1803) had just turned over New Orleans and the entire Louisiana Territory to the United States on December 20, 1803. This transfer evidently was of great interest to English merchants for trading purposes.

Owner's ID: 1630
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes