Ripley Tenn. Jun. (blank).
Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 3" in circle U.S. rate handstamp
on cover to Trenton Tenn., with original enclosure datelined "Ripley June 10, 1861"
, cover torn at top left and with some staining, still Fine, posted two days after Tennessee popular vote to secede but before admission to the Confederacy, for a brief period certain postmasters used handstamps with the U.S. rate, examples are very rare
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