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Explain "Paid 17" Letter Rate, Mar 23, 1795

 
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Can any of the postal history buffs on SCF explain the "PAID" manuscript "17" on this letter datelined internally Hartford, CT, March 23, 1795?

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Posted 11/05/2021   11:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rates of 1792 in effect:
17 cents for 201-250 miles.

To cite from a public domain source...

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Edited by John Becker - 11/05/2021 11:55 am
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$3.57 adjusted to todays value! Who says postage rates are high today?
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Posted 11/05/2021   5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chevelle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John, thanks very much. Dave
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