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middletown-connecticut-1847-stampless-folded-letter-to-hartford CONNECTICUT - MIDDLETOWN 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD CONNECTICUT

Clean letter to Hartford Insurance company regarding death of policy holder.

middletown-connecticut-1847-stampless-folded-lettter-to-hartford CONNECTICUT - MIDDLETOWN 1847 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO HARTFORD CONNECTICUT

Clean stampless folded letter with light blue postmark including 5 in circle. Brief note to insurance company regarding customer policy.

quarryville-connecticut-manuscript-cancel-1850s-stampless-postal-history-cover-to-boston-dpo CONNECTICUT - QUARRYVILLE CIRCA 1852 MANUSCRIPT CANCEL STAMPLESS POSTAL HISTORY COVER TO BOSTON. DPO RATED $100

Rare cover.  Clear fine-pen manuscript postmark. No content. Dead Post Office rated 6 with a value to $100 as dpo alone.

steam-boat-postmark-on-1830s-new-york-to-new-london-connecticut-stampless-folded-letter STEAM BOAT - NEW YORK TO NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT 1830S STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER

Letter to Elisabeth Chen from her sister telling her of family events.  Includes mention that he has given Elisabeth's address to a male friend who will be visiting New London and "I hope you haven't eloped". Correct 12.5-ct rate for steam boat transport.  Letter has been expertly repaired; closing tears at folds.

new-london-connecticut-1835-stampless-folded-letter-to-connecticut congressman-elisha-haley CONNECTICUT - NEW LONDON 1835 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESSMAN ELISHA HALEY

Caleb Allen writes a two-page letter to to his congressman requesting a posting as a postmaster in New London Connecticut.  Letter is posted FREE indicating Allen may already be acting postmaster.  Allen includes references in his letter and each has an "x" beside it indicating the references checked.  Allen's name is annoted in the same pen on a fold. Did not find him in a list of New London postmasters, so his letter did not work.  Elisha Haley (1776–1860) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Groton where he attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Haley served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1820, 1824, 1826, 1829, 1833, and 1834. He was member of the Connecticut Senate in 1830 and also served as a captain in the Connecticut militia. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 24th Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the 25th Congress (1835–1839). In Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures. After leaving Congress, he engaged in civil engineering. Light, but full, New London postmark. Tear where seal was broken does not affect text.

plainfield-connecticut-1850s-stampless-postal-history-cover-to-norwich-connecticut CONNECTICUT - PLAINFIELD CIRCA 1852 STAMPLESS COVER TO NORWICH CONNECTICUT

Clean cover with full Plainfield postmark.  Appears brownish. Most likely originally greenish black.  No content. Envelope in very nice condition. Has pressed-out fold across lower portion of cover.

boston-1843-stampless-folded-letter-to-north-springfield-vermont MASSACHUSETTS - BOSTON 1843 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NORTH SPRINGFIELD VERMONT

Letter from George Lewis to Joel Griswold, a home builder in Vermont, informing him there is no work around Boston for his son.  The building trades are slow with lots of young men use hanging around. Letter is in good condition with no tears except for small spot where seal was broken with is on a blank page.

washington-new-hampshire-stampless-cover-to-nashua-nh NEW HAMPSHIRE -- WASHINGTON LADIES COVER WITH MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK NH

Beautiful small cover with full Washington manuscript postmark.  No date, but certainly to be early 1800s. Letter included contains family news including upcoming schooling, updates on family members and the death of a child.  Condition of cover and content is excellent.

bradford-new-hampshire-1845-stampless-folded-letter-manuscript-postmark-to-franklin-nh NEW HAMPSHIRE -- BRADFORD 1845 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER WITH MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK ADDRESSED TO FRANKLIN NH

Interesting content regarding Weare Tappan avoiding arrest by pledging his home against debt.  First page is agreement. Second page is written by Tappan explaining his efforts to clarify the matter.  Letter in fragile condition.  Still nice carmine manuscript postmark.

reuben-eaton-fenton-new-york-senator-free-franked-washington-dc-1862-cover DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON 1862 COVER FREE FRANKED BY REUBEN EATON FENTON, NEW YORK SENATOR

Full WAshington DC Free double circle postmark on free franked cover signed R E Fenton mc.  Reuben Eaton Fenton (July 4, 1819 – August 25, 1885) was an American merchant and politician from New York. In 1840, he was named commander of the New York Militia's 162nd Infantry Regiment with the rank of colonel. He was elected as a Democrat to the 33rd United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1855. He left the Democratic Party to help organize the Republican Party, and was later elected, as a Republican, to the 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th United States Congresses, and served from 1857 to 1865. He was Governor of New York from 1865 to 1868. In 1868, he was among the candidates to be Vice President. In January 1869, he was elected a Senator from New York and served from 1869 to 1875. He was known as "The Soldiers' Friend" for his efforts to help returning Civil War veterans. He worked to remove tuition charges for public education, helped to establish six schools for training teachers, and signed the charter for Cornell University. The town of Fenton, NY, is named for him. His former home in Jamestown is the site of the Fenton History Center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.  After his death, a building at The State University of New York at Fredonia, Fenton Hall, was named in his honor because he had attended the previous incarnation of the school, the Fredonia Academy. Fenton Avenue in the Bronx, is named for him.