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Lot 6001

1769, red Boston straight line, red "Boston" (43x7mm), light strike on folded letters, with matching Franklin mark "7/DE", manuscript rate 2 s. 16 d., addressed to Hartford CT, horizontal file fold, business letter, small piece out of top center, splits along folds, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $177.
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Lot 6002

1769, red Boston straight line, red "Boston" (43x7mm) on reverse, light strike on folded letter, with matching Franklin mark "25/SE", manuscript rate, addressed to Philadelphia, business letter, splits along folds, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $177.
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Lot 6003

1790, Boston MA straight line, "Boston, July 18" with matching "Free", on folded letter sheet addressed to New York, political content, George Thatcher was a congressman from Massachusetts, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $130.
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Lot 6004

1809, Wash. City, red "Wash City/Sep/6" c.d.s. with matching "FREE" straight line, manuscript Dept of State franking on folded letter sheet, addressed to Boston MA; vertical filefold, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 6005

1818, Wash City, slave content, "Wash City/Jan/21" c.d.s. with straight line "Free", addressed to Batavia NY, datelined U.S. ship John Adams, Fernandina Amelia Island (FLA), Jan 5th 1818, talks about a patriot privateer escorting a Spanish slave schooner, the slaves were the most miserable beings he ever saw, wishes that if there is any such place as hell slaver traders would occupy a warm corner in it, a great and early slave content letter, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $443.
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Lot 6006

1819, ship letter from Havana, datelined Habana, entered posts with red "Newburyport MA/Nov/21" c.d.s. with matching "SHIP" straight line, manuscript "8" rate that included 2¢ for the ship service, addressed to Portsmouth NH, business letter, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $59.
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Lot 6007

1822, Utica NY, Secretary of War Peter B Porter, "Utica NY/Apr 22" with manuscript "free" on folded letter, addressed to Washington City, written by Porter, Secretary of War under John Adams, tells of his fear of being mobbed or assassinated for statements made on the floor of the House, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $42.
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Lot 6008

1822, U.S. City Despatch Post, two strikes of red "U.S. City Despatch Post/Jan 2/9 o'clock" on officials, addressed to New York City, strong strikes, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $59.
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Lot 6009

1831, City of Washington to Governor of Massachusetts, red "City of Washington/Aug/20" c.d.s. with matching "Free" straight line, manuscript Mr M S Clarke/Clerk of House of Representatives on folded letter sheet, addressed to Boston, requesting copy of state election laws, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $24.
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Lot 6010

1832, Greenwich MA, rimless "Greenwich Mass" with manuscript "Jan 26", matching "Free" straight line and manuscript PM franking, addressed to Stoney Brook Michigan Territory, personal letter discussing deaths from influenza and small pox, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $47.
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Lot 6011

1835, Enfield MA, red "Enfield Mass/Apr 21" fancy cancel with manuscript "12½" rate on folded letter sheet addressed to Great Falls NH, business letter; tiny tear at top and horizontal file folds, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $89.
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Lot 6012

1840, Vicksburg MS, "Vicksburg MS/Jan/28" c.d.s. with manuscript "25" rate on folded letter sheet date lined Big Black Plantation, addressed to Lansingburgh NY, personal letter, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $31.
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Lot 6013

1842, City Despatch Post, red "City Despatch Post NY" c.d.s., two strikes, on folded letters addressed to New Yrk City, personal letter, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $106.
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Lot 6014

1843, East Thomaston ME, red "East Thomaston ME/Aug/11" with matching "Paid" straight line, with manuscript "6" rate on folded letter sheet addressed to Camden ME, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $18.
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Lot 6015

1847, Norton MA, boxed "Norton/Dec/Mass" cds with manuscript "5" rate on folded letter sheet addressed to New York, business letter, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $89.
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Lot 6016

1847, Baltimore MD, blue "Baltimore MD/Aug/17" c.d.s. with matching "10" in circle rate, on folded letter sheet addressed to Port Gibson MS, job recommendation, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $18.
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Lot 6017

c. 1850, New Salem MA, rimless "New Salem MASS" with manuscript "Feb 14", with "PAID" straight line on embossed ladies cover addressed to Orange MA; minute tear in right border, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $35.
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Lot 6018

c. 1850, Boyd's City Express Post, "Boyd's City Express Post/Jul 4 12" oval on cover addressed to Lt M.L. Maury, U.S. N., Hydrographic Office Japan Expedition, this was the opening of Japan to Western countries, of which Lt Maury played a significant role, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $24.
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Lot 6019

1858, "Paid" cover with circular, boxed straight line "Paid" on cover addressed to McConnellsville OH, with printed circular for Van Wert Lodge, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $42.
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