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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Dec 26, 21
Edited on:Dec 26, 21
Postmark: May 24, 1845
Origin: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES

"FREE red straightline handstamp struck twice and very boldly (as if to advertise the service) with clear red "Boyd's City Express Post, May 24 2 O'C" oval datestamp on 1845 two-page folded letter to the New York Herald, a charming complaint (for publication) about noise emanating from a "dancing and singing" house near Greenwich Street at all hours of the night with "a band of discordant wind instruments" (some things never change), one of the four or five known examples of Boyd's free-to-the-press service, ex Henry Abt and David Golden.
Transcript of letter:
"Dear Sir,
Through the medium of your widely circulated Journal I beg to call attention of the Inspector of the Ward (whose duty I presume to be, to suppress all mischievousness within his jurisdiction) to a a dancing and singing house in Washington Street near Rector of so insufferable a character that the inhabitants of houses in its vicinity in Greenwich St. find it quite useless to return for rest until 1 & 2 O'Clock, up to which hours the nuisance is continued & not infrequently is terminated by the most boisterous conduct, for my own part I do not desire to suppress national pleasures of any kind so long as they are kept within reasonable time & respectable bounds, but for a community of persons to be nightly annoyed by a band of discordant wind instruments to so late an hour is too annoying to be home & I trust this estimation will have the effect of abating, if not entirely supplanting it.
Yours repectfully, a Subscriber    24 May 1845

Owner's ID: 2621
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes