Details For Cover ID# 28030

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: johnoz
Added on:Jan 28, 19
Edited on:Jan 28, 19
Postmark: Sep 27, 1802
Origin: Litchfield, Connecticut, UNITED STATES
Destination: New Haven, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

Early use of "LITCHFIELD" NOR 22 mm townmark handstamp on stampless folded letter, with manuscript "Supervisrs Office/Free Ephm. Kirby". Ephraim Kirby was the Supervisor of Internal Revenue for the District of Connecticut. The Internal Revenue Law of 9 July 1798 granted the Franking privilege (send & receive) to Supervisors on Official Business. This was abolished by another Act of Congress in April of 1802.

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No