Clean stampless folded letter in excellent condition. New London postmark with the fancy FIVE rate mark. Interesting lawyer letter regarding collection of a debt in the amount of $49. Letter was handed to Captain Beal of the Steamer Mayflower to deliver to the addressee since Beal's son was of the assignees in the matter. Letter is signed by A. C. Lippitt, attorney.
The steamer Mayflower; Captain Beal; travelling on the South Shore—Hingham, Cohasset, Weymouth, Plymouth; the places passed by the Mayflower, on her trips to Hingham—South Boston, the Houses of Correction, Industry, and Reformation for Juvenile Offenders; the Hospital and Lunatic Asylum; the Farm School; Deacon Grant; the old race course at Neponset; Squantum, Quincy— the manufacturing establishments in that region; hotels, and private boarding-houses. A. C. Lippitt is Andrew C. Lippitt, of A. C. Lippitt & Sons, admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1839.