Details For Cover ID# 29597

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Dec 22, 22
Edited on:Feb 6, 23
Postmark: Oct 16, 1825
Origin: Charleston, South Carolina, UNITED STATES
Destination: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES

[PACKET] red handstamp and manuscript "25" rate on partially printed letter from Charleston, SC, dated October 15, 1825 in type, to Providence, RI, docketed on reverse as received December 20, 1825, one of the finest of the nine known uses, ex Lovey

Providence postmaster BH Wheeler, rated this inbound ship letter at full postage as though it had been carried overland. This was in error due to his mis-interperatation of PMG McLean's correspondence on how to rate letter received from coastal sailing vessels, a precursor of the "MAIL ROUTE" uses,

Owner's ID: 832
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes