10c Green, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red (35, 26).
Vert. strip of three and single respectively, tied by "Augusta Me. Mar. 15" datestamps on cover to the Asst. Engineer aboard the U.S.S. Mohican
at St. Paul de Loando West Coast of Africa
, chatty 11-page 1860 enclosure, no flap, Fine, very scarce destination, in this same year the Mohican captured the slave ship Eire
; its captain, Nathaniel Gordon, was hung in 1861, the first man condemned under an 1820 Federal law declaring slave-trading a form of piracy
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