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Correspondence on the proposed Southern Convention Mar. 7, 1850 referred to as the Nashville Convention
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Correspondence on the proposed Southern Convention Mar. 7, 1850 referred to as the Nashville Convention

By D.L Yulee

three page document with letter from the Florida delegation with printed signatures of D L Yulee, Jackson Morton and E.C Cabell. The letter contains strong statements about the North seeking to undermine the Southern "social structure" (slavery) and urges support of the Nashville Convention to organize Southern opposition to the Compromise of 1850. The document was sent in the form of a stampless folded letter, with green Tallahassee, Flor postmark and 10 rate marking, also in green. This was in the famous Maroni collection. Please read the document in the photo section regarding the Nashville Convention. This will be included with the letter. This is a scarce document regarding this important event in American History leading up to the American Civil War.

$750.00

1815 Stampless letter manuscript Utica NY postmark and 25.5 War Rate
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1815 Stampless letter manuscript Utica NY postmark and 25.5 War Rate

By Fanny Hopkins

Nice example of a stampless letter used from a small town during the War of 1812. The postal rate reflects the 50% increase applied to all postal rates during 1815. Letter is from Fanny Hopkins, to her friend John Kinsley Scot of Bennington, Vt.

$75.00

Moon Ranch Cal manuscript postmark on 1855 stampless cover & letter
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Moon Ranch Cal manuscript postmark on 1855 stampless cover & letter

By George Eastman

1855 early letter from Moon Ranch California, written by George Eastman to Mrs Salinda Eastman in Springfield, Il. The Eastmans were probably ranchers, as the letter mentions cutting grain, which will produce 8-10,000 bushels, but the hogs are destroying a great deal of it every day, and will continue doing so until we finish threshing it. We have lost every year from 500-1000 bushels of grain by stock. Good timber is so scarce that it is impossible to make good fences with out a great deal of expense. He asks about the great fire in the public square of Springfield. .

$250.00

Spring Prairie WT 1835 stampless travel letter mailed back home to Vernon Center, NY
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Spring Prairie WT 1835 stampless travel letter mailed back home to Vernon Center, NY

By Thompson family

This is an excerpt from the letter written by the Thompsons who had moved to Spring Prairie Wisconsin Territory in 1835 There are actually three letters mailed together, from Earl, Reuben and Eleanor Thompson, to relatives in Vernon Center, N.Y. Dated August 31, 1835. They were in Walworth County, Wisconsin Territory (one states "Lafayette Walworth"). News of farming success ("crops are very good in this country") and the trip to Wisconsin ("We started..the 9th of July it was very warm whilst we were on the road we traveled 17 days layd by a day and arrived at our present home the 30th of July. The expence of traveling with ones own team is much the cheapest. We made our wagon our home when moving carried our own provision ...I cannot determine as yet how I shall like the country I think it is a fertile soil and encouraging for farmers but in a new country there are always many privations..." It was apparently mailed from `Spring Prairie, W.T." on Sept. 16th. One large piece of paper, folded, the main fold separating top three inches.

$100.00

1840 stampless illustrated letter sheet William Henry Harrison Seneca Falls, NY
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1840 stampless illustrated letter sheet William Henry Harrison Seneca Falls, NY

By P. B. Green

Interesting William Henry Henry Harrison illustrated stampless letter sheet, listed as WH-20 in the Milgram book. It is listed as a R-3 as 1-5 copies are known. Letter is from sister in Seneca Falls, NY to her sister in East Brookfield, Mass. Interesting content regarding the town of Seneca Falls, NY. " It is not a pleasant village, full of flouring mills, one cotton mill, one pump factory. Almost 2/3 of a page is dedicated to the upcoming presidential election of 1840, when Harrison was the Whig candidate. The remainder of the letter is dedicated to family news.. 1840 was the 1st year that illustrated campaign letter sheets were used as campaign material in a presidential election. The 1840 election was a contest between William Henry Harrison, and Martin Van Buren. Harrison won.

$150.00

William Henry Harrison illustrated stampless letter sheet 1841
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William Henry Harrison illustrated stampless letter sheet 1841

By J C Brigham

William Henry Harrison illustrated campaign letter sheet 1841. Milgram WH-1, listed as rarity 3- 1-5 known. Engraved by N Dearborn imprint United States Hotel, Boston, Mass. dateline. The style of engraving used in the Dearborn engraving is called the dour portrait. 1840 was the 1st year that illustrated campaign letter sheets were used as campaign material in a presidential election. The 1840 election was a contest between William Henry Harrison, and Martin Van Buren. Harrison won.

$150.00

1840 illustrated William Henry Harrison 1840 campaign stampless letter sheet
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1840 illustrated William Henry Harrison 1840 campaign stampless letter sheet

By S O Dunbar

Samuel O. Dunbar, apothecary (1850-1860) in Taunton, Massachusetts hand his hand in a wide range of businesses. He was a medicine maker as well as an ink maker. This combination is not too surprising since many in the apothecary trade were by necessity chemists. Dunbar sold ink in bottles embossed with his name. S. O. Dunbar bottles are highly collectible. Excellent illustrated letter sheet with image of William Henry Harrison issued for the 1840 presidential campaign, which Harrison won. This letter was written in Aug, of 1840, and Mr Dunbar is asking Mr Beal to attend a whig convention to oppose a political opponent. 1840 was the 1st year that illustrated campaign letter sheets were used as campaign material in a presidential election. The 1840 election was a contest between William Henry Harrison, and Martin Van Buren. Harrison won.

$150.00

Scarce William Henry Harrison campaign illustrated 1840 stampless letter sheet
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Scarce William Henry Harrison campaign illustrated 1840 stampless letter sheet

By John Richard

Illustrated campaign letter sheet with images of William Henry Harrison, and log cabin. The imprint states: Sold by Allen & Co. 72 State St. This lettersheet is listed in the Milgram Book as WH-13, with 6-25 known-R-2. The letter is from John Richard, in Boston, to his brother, Capt. Stephen Baker, of Ipswich, Mass. He hopes his brother will come to visit, but if not, he asks him to send his pencil case. The stampless fl has a red Boston postmark, and a manuscript 6 rate. 1840 was the 1st year that illustrated campaign letter sheets were used as campaign material in a presidential election. The 1840 election was a contest between William Henry Harrison, and Martin Van Buren. Harrison won.

$150.00

rare 1841 unlisted William Henry Harrison illustrated campaign stampless letter sheet
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rare 1841 unlisted William Henry Harrison illustrated campaign stampless letter sheet

By A W Kinney

A rare unlisted illustrated campaign letter sheet, with images of William Henry Harrison, his cabin, and an eagle, with the imprint P A Mesier, 28 Wall St NY. the inscription under the cabin reads "poor but honest". This design is unlisted in Dr Milgram's book " Presidential campaign illustrated envelopes and letter paper 1840-1872. 1840 was the 1st year that campaign letter sheets were used as campaign material in a presidential election. The 1840 election was a contest between William Henry Harrison, and Martin Van Buren. Harrison won. The letter is datelined Stanhope Iron works, 1841, and was written by AW Kinney to John Simmons, who was the manager of the Ulster Iron Works, based in Saugerties, NY. Mr Kinney has written to Mr. Simmons asking him to quit his job and come to work for the Stanhope Iron works. He writes the correspondence will be in confidence. They are hoping to make pig iron at Stanhope, and writes about bar iron and the 3-5 furnaces, which are filled with coal, and fired up. This is an excellent letter regarding the iron business in Stanhope, NJ, combined with an unlisted political campain design. The stampless folded letter has a f red oval Stanhope, NJ postmark, and a manuscript postal rate.

$300.00

Embossed portrait of William Henry Harrison on 1842 illustrated campaign stampless  lettersheet
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Embossed portrait of William Henry Harrison on 1842 illustrated campaign stampless lettersheet

By Sarah

offered is a rare unlisted illustrated campaign letter sheet, with an embossed image of William Henry Harrison, issued during the 1840 presidential election against Martin Van Buren. A similar letter sheet is shown as WH-30 in Dr Milgram's book " Presidential campaign illustrated envelopes and letter paper 1840-1872. This letter sheet has an image of Harrison's Cabin, and the imprint states: entered according to act of congress in the year 1840 by Nath Dearborn in the clerk's office in the district court of Mass. The folded letter, with no postal markings, was written by Sarah, to her friend Lucy Howland, in Providence, RI. .It is a rather random letter, with information pertaining to both of them. This is a true find for collectors or researchers of early political campaign ephemera.

$300.00