Forwarded by Henry Adderley & Co. Nassau. N.P. Bahamas.
Bold clear strike of blue forwarder's handstamp (second strike on back) on folded cover inbound to Jas. Wright, Oswichee Ala., bold partly-struck "Charleston S.C. Jul. 3, 186 " circular datestamp and "STEAM-SHIP"
oval, pencil "32" rate for triple 10c postage and 2c ship fee, ms. "From J. F. & Co."
(John Fraser & Co. in Liverpool), pencil receipt docketing indicates origin date was March 16, 1862
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED INBOUND BLOCKADE-RUN COVERS WITH THE ADDERLEY FORWARDER'S HANDSTAMP. AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE USAGE.
This mail was carried on the blockade-runner Herald (I), from Nassau on June 30, arriving at Charleston on July 3, 1862. Adderley & Co. was the Nassau affiliate of Fraser, Trenholm & Co., who owned and operated blockade runners.
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