New Orleans to Le Havre, France, Jul. 1861.
Blue folded letter datelined "New Orleans 8 July, 1861"
, France 20c Blue, tied by diamond grid cancel, blue "Forwarded by J. Barbe, Havre" octagonal handstamp, Paris datestamp, La Havre receiving datestamp on back, letter relates to business and states "we are in hourly expectation of hearing of hard fighting in Virginia"
, file fold and minor edge nick, Very Fine, probably sent inside an across-the-lines express cover to the North and then sent outside the mails to Havre
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