New Orleans La. 5 Feb. (1861) -- Confederate State Use.
Partly clear circular datestamp and “Steamship 10”
in circle handstamp on blue folded letter datelined “Trinidad de Cuba, January 25, 1861”
to Lanman & Kemp in New York, green “Fritze & Co., Trinidad de Cuba” and “Fr. Busing & Co., Havana” oval backstamps, light vertical file folds, minor erosion spots, Very Fine, rare use, carried on the Habana
, by the time this reached New Orleans the state of Louisiana had already seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy, the Habana
later became a Confederate raider
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