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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jan 3, 18
Edited on:Jun 23, 18
 
Postmark: Mar 19, 1877
Origin: Cincinnati, Ohio, UNITED STATES
Destination: Indianapolis, Indiana, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"American Express Company, No. 118 West 4th St., Cincinnati, Ohio" corner card on cover to Mr. Wm. S. Cutler, Superintendent of the (American Express) Stables in Indianapolis.

With original enclosure, with heading "American Express Company.  Superintendent's Office, Indiana Division, E.W. Sloane, Supt. Indianapolis, Ind. March 19 1877".
Transcript:
To Messgrs
(Messengers) Ind. Div., Gents,

The late robbery of the Union Express Co. near Pittsburg Pa. by the telegraphic dodge in way of a purported telegraph from the Supt. to a Mesgr. to give up his run to another person, should be a warning to Messgrs, which they should heed. In addition would say to you ---- and all that at no time, under any circumstances will you deliver up your Run or any part thereof a telegraph order from anyone, no matter who between terminated points of your Run and thru only to the regular authorized Employee of the Co. for that purpose.

Yours, E.W. Sloane, Supt.

This was a "mass mailing" to employees. The addressee, William S. Cutler, is listed in the Indianapolis City Directory of 1865-66. The express companies had immense stables of horses in that era. Information courtesy of Richard C. Frajola.

Owner's ID: 1823
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes