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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter written to Cave Johnson

Description:

Smith recommends adoption of postage stamps as a convenience to all businessmen. He points out that their sale would constitute a loan to the government as long as the stamps are not used, and he estimates the amount collected (but for which no service has yet been given), will average not less than $500,000.

The answer, written across the face of the original letter, says that US stamps would require an act of Congress, and suggests that Smith use the New York City Postmaster Provisional stamps.

Date:
July 10, 1845
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
24.8 x 20.3 cm (9 3/4 x 8 in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.2
Place:
New York

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