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james-willis-patterson-u.s-senator-from-new-hampshire-signature-free-franked-stampless-cover-to-epping-nh-sponsored-legislation-establishing-black-schools-in-washington-dc JAMES WILLIS PATTERSON, US SENATOR FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE, SPONSOR OF LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING SCHOOLS FOR BLACK STUDENTS IN WASHINGTON, DC, SIGNATURE FREE FRANK COVER TO EPPING NEW HAMPSHIRE

Clean and fresh appearance on this free franked stampless cover from historic New Hamshire policitican. James Willis Patterson (July 2, 1823 – May 4, 1893) was a U.S. Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Henniker, NH, he was the son of William and Frances M. Shepard Patterson. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1848, and was principal of the Woodstock Academy in Connecticut for two years. He attended the Theological Seminary at New Haven, Connecticut, where he studied law. Patterson was a professor of mathematics, astronomy, and meteorology at Dartmouth (1854-1865) and a member of the N.H. House of Representatives in 1862. Elected as a Republican to the 38th and 39th Congresses, Patterson was a U.S. Representative for the third district of New Hampshire (March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1867). He was elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1867, to March 3, 1873. He was chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills during the 41st Congress and a member of the Committee on the District of Columbia during the 41st and 42nd Congresses. The Patterson School, which merged with the Garnett school in 1929 and then became Shaw Middle School at Garnett-Patterson, in Washington, DC was named in his honor because he sponsored the legislation creating a public school system for black students in Washington, DC. In 1873, Patterson was found to have given false testimony to House and Senate Committees who recommended his expulsion from the Senate for bribery in the Crédit Mobilier Scandal. His term expired before action could be taken. Patterson was a regent of the Smithsonian Institution and in 1877-1878 was a member of the State house of representatives. He was State superintendent of public instruction from 1881 to 1893, and president of American Institute of Instruction. He died in Hanover, NH, and is interred at Dartmouth College Cemetery.c politician James Willis Patterson, of New Hampshire. No content in envelope.

$125.00
russia-1892-mailing-wrapper-cathedral-seal-possibly-estonia RUSSIA - 1892 WRAPPER WITH CATHEDRAL SEAL POSSIBLY FROM ESTONIA

Postal markings are in cyrillic. Previoius owner noted that the postmark on the reverse is Estland, an early name for Estonia. The cathedral in the seal does look like the central cathedral in Tallinn and the date falls in the time of Russian govenorate. Outstanding condition. Postmarks are sharp and full.

$25.00
france-1822-stampless-folded-letter-to-ternay-france FRANCE - 1822 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO TERNAY FRANCE

Small early stampless folded letter postmarked at station 23 Sailland (unable to find community location. needs further research). Note No. 42 center left of front page.  Apparently the correspondents numbered their letters so they would know if one was lost in transit.  The writer also references receiving No. 47 from the addressee.  Vertical mark running from middle top to bottom is the postage charge.

$10.00
new-york-mills-new-york-1862-cover-and-letter-civil-war-and-love-content NEW YORK MILLS NEW YORK 1862 COVER AND LETTER WITH CIVIL WAR AND LOVE CONTENT

Clean and full New York Mills postmark on #65 stamp.  Interesting letter content.  Mary writes to George referencing a time they were sitting under a tree together: It's raining so she is inside instead of under the tree.  "I see you pointing your finger at me and hear you say 'now are not you ashamed.'" She continues: "I miss you and how often I think of you., Perhaps then you would feel unrewarded for waiting and think Mary's love was growing stgronger every day. a favorite writer of mine says 'Men love first and most warmly - women love last and longest.' Do you think it is so?" "I think of your affection as very unselfish..." She is helping with the Civil War effort and says: "This morning we received news that richmond was evacuated.  I wonder if it is thime.  We get so many reports we scarcely know what to credit. I made cartridge bags two weeks ago so the boys could fire a salute when the city was taken. I thought surely the rebels would take a determined stand at both Richmond and Corinth. When will the great decisve battle be fought?"  She has enclosed a small square of silk and asked George if he could find some in New York City as it is unavailable where she is.  A great six-page letter covering a variety of topics. Includes a page of cross writing so she could finish her thoughts.

$25.00
fitchburgh-massachusetts-stampless-cover-to-new-ipswich-new-hampshire FITCHBURGH MASSACHUSETTS STAMPLESS COVER TO NEW IPSWICH NEW HAMPSHIRE

Unlisted in ASCC. About 1837.  Cover shows wear but postmark is strog along with red PAID and numeral 5 rate mark.

$10.00
milledgeville-georgia-1852-stampless-folded-letter-with-paid-3-cts-mark MILLEDGEVILLE GEORGIA 1852 PAID 3 CTS STAMPLESS COVER TO MONROE LOUISIANA

Very clean and desirable hard-to-find cover.  Seal carefully opened so as not to tear envelope.

$45.00
edwardsville-illinois-1843-stampless-folded-letter-to-saint-louis-missouri EDWARDSVILLE ILLINOIS 1843 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO ST. LOUIS MISSOURI

Outstanding stampless folded letter.  Fresh and clean.  Full red postmark. Great addition to your collection.

$45.00
dover-new-hampshire-1844-stampless-folded-letter-to-bridgewater-massachusetts DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE 1844 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO BRIDGEWATER MASSACHUSETTS

Very clean item with full Dover postmark.  William Hale writes to a supplier asking for balance of order and lists the missing items.  No tears.  Excellent condition.

$15.00
richmond-virginia-1850-stampless-folded-letter-with-10-attached-rate RICHMOND VIRGINIA 1850 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH ATTACHED 10 RATE

Good postmark with attached 10 rate.  Sent to West Springfield, MA.  Letter has multiple separations.

$15.00
kriegsheim-germany-1850-stampless-folded-letter-to-antwerp-belgium GERMANY - KRIEGSHEIM TO ANTWERP BELGIUM 1850 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Letter appears to have been forwarded to Antwerp.  See postal markings in second scan.  Full content is also shown.  Letter is in fragile condition.

$15.00

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