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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jan 25, 18
Edited on:Jan 25, 18
Postmark: Dec 22, 1842
Origin: Auburn, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: Little Falls, New York, UNITED STATES

Pomeroy & Co.'s Express. "Forwarded by Pomeroy & Co.'s Express. From Auburn" red handstamp (Snow # POM-HS-4) on folded letter datelined "Auburn Dec. 22. 1842" with manuscript directive "Pomeroy & Co.'s Express from Auburn" to Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y. Manuscript "3/-" (three bits, or 18-3/4 cents) triple rate. One of two recorded examples of this Pomeroy Auburn office handstamp and the earliest known. Ex Pitt Petri, Calvet Hahn.

Letter content has to do with receiving legal documents that are not acceptable and are being returned.  Excerpts: "I rec'd. your papers this morning postmarked at Little Falls the 21st. They are are not in conformity to the Rules . . . You will find the papers in Judge Bentons or Judge L. Lake Esq. offices. Also insert the Christian name of Morris - the Sadler, the Christian name of Finnis(?) is not required, but of individuals, they must be given or you must state that you have made "diligent inquiry & cannot ascertain them!! A mere statement that they are unknown is not sufficient. The entire expense here, if unopposed will be about $8.00 - As it happens this oversight need cause no real delay, as the earliest hearing day is covering to the January Receipts, February 6th. This gives you ample time to amend it & return."

Because this letter pertains to the return of court documents transported by Pomeroy & Co.'s Express, it is not in violation of the Post Office monopoly of letter mail and thus allowable.

Owner's ID: 1864
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes