Strong and full postmark on this letter from prominent New Market businessman John Strayer to his lawyer and friend Franklin Adams in Bucyrus Ohio. The Strayer name is well known in New Market with the family having members who served in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Strayer House is a tourist attraction in the community. Franklin Adams was also highly regarded as an attorney in Ohio whose practice spanned 70 years. The SFL is in excellent conditon and the letter is easy to read. Strayer has asked Adams the status of a collection he has retained him to make. Note 18 3/4 cent rate from Virginia to Ohio.