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Posted 06/18/2019   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add sharons25 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a stamp less envelope I recently purchased. I am trying to find out about the postal markings and information about the people writing and written to in this short letter? I have pics of the letter and marks. Thank you and Belated Happy Fathers Day to all kind and gentle souls in the community!!



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Posted 06/18/2019   12:30 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stampless folded letter has the classic double-oval handstamp from Utica, New York which are also known in red and black. In this era, mail was sent un-paid (the recipient paying the freight)...the 'V' in circle signifies the rate of 5-cents.
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Posted 06/18/2019   01:42 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Worth a dig here, ma'am?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prudence_Crandall

And worth reading irrespective of the relevance of the link ...
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Interesting info here. A transcript of your letter would be helpful. Your image of the letter doesn't show all of the content.

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clemen...hi?view=text

Calvin W was the son of the Reverend.
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Edited by gettinold - 06/18/2019 06:52 am
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Posted 06/18/2019   06:57 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Letter appears about a commercial transaction. I trust that Mr Doolittle has nowreturned to work ...
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Posted 06/18/2019   08:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
GeoffHa


http://www.matteson.us/orsamusbmatteson.shtml




I think the Doolittle referenced was a partner in the firm. The letter's author isn't shown in the image. Matteson is an interesting historical individual and his signature may be on the letter. Perhaps the OP will oblige.
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Edited by gettinold - 06/18/2019 08:46 am
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