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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter

Description:

A plentiful supply of stamps is being used in Portland, even though he [the postmaster] has not ordered or received any. He wants to know "…if I am to consider it my duty to cancel these stamps and stamp all letters as paid-and enter as 'paid by stamps' all such letters."

Date:
July 19, 1847
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Overall: 25.1 x 19.7cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/4in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.8
Place of Origin:
Portland, Maine

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