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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: winstonw
Added on:Jun 12, 20
Edited on:Jun 12, 20
 
Postmark: Apr 7, 1810 (date via Boston)
Origin: London, UNITED KINGDOM
Destination: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1810 Ship letter via Boston to Portsmouth NH from London. Boston ─ MS seven stars dated 7 April, handstruck SHIP, rated 22 (2c ship and 20c US internal double (1) rate).

Endorsed p Sally via Boston. The Sally reached Boston on 6 April 1810 (2), 50 days from London, so assumed wrapper (no content remains) given to Captain Stutson in London.

(1) 10c was the single rate for the over 40 and not exceeding 90 miles distance of 1799-1815. (2). Virginia Argus. April 17, 1810, page 2, column 5 (plus page 3, column 1). Also The Enquirer of same date, page 2 column 4.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes