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Postal History . Stamps . Ephemera

Massachusetts - Boston straight line, date in circle stampless folded letter

Lot Number: 
Lot 016
Estimated Value: 
$80.00

Markings on this early cover (no date on letter, but appears to be around 1793) indicate rate for under 60 miles (gh) and the O with a flag on it is a single rate. Letter is to Rev. Chandler Robbins from his son. Rev. Chandler Robbins, D.D. was a native of Cambridge, Mass. Born August 24, 1738, graduated at Yale College in 1756, and was a distinguished classical scholar. In the revolutionary struggle he was a most zealous advocate for liberty and independence, He was among the foremost of the patriotic clergymen, Letter is readable,but in somewhat fragile condition. Note foxing on edges.

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