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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:May 2, 18
Edited on:May 2, 18
Postmark: Mar 29, 1861 (Confederate Use)
Origin: Columbus, Mississippi, UNITED STATES
Destination: Montgomery, Alabama, UNITED STATES

"Columbus Miss. Mar. 29" (1861) circular datestamp on 3c red on white, die 5 Nesbitt entire (#U9) to Howell Cobb in Montgomery Ala. and forwarded to Macon Ga., forwarding postage paid by 3c dull red, type III (#26) tied by "Montgomery Ala. Apr. 1, 1861" circular datestamp. Confederate use of U.S. postage.

Howell Cobb (1815-1868) was a famous American political figure. A southern Democrat, Cobb was a five-term member of the United States House of Representatives and Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851. He also served as Governor of Georgia (1851–1853) and as the Secretary of Treasury under President James Buchanan (1857–1860).

Cobb is probably best known as one of the founders of the Confederacy, having served as the President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.  Delegates of the Southern slave states declared that they had seceded from the United States and created the Confederate States of America.

Cobb served for two weeks between the foundation of the Confederacy and the election of Jefferson Davis as its first President. As the Speaker of the Congress, he was provisional Head of State at this time.

Owner's ID: 1964
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.
[SNS 9] SNS# 9 [1857 3¢ Dull Red - USA Stamps 1857-1860 Issue]