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1847 Federal Postage Stamp Correspondence

Letter

Description:

Clinton acknowledges receipt of the engraver's opinion regarding the attempt to remove prior cancels from the otherwise genuine stamps.

He comments, "It is indeed to be regretted that Congress, by its neglect to declare criminal, permits these gross violations of morality in fraud of their own laws."

U.S. Attorney's Office, Buffalo, N.Y.,

Date:
August 27, 1848
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Overall: 25.4 x 20cm (10 x 7 7/8in.)
Museum ID:
1997.2001.26
Place of Origin:
Buffalo, New York

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