5c Blue, Local (7).
Horizontal pair, just in to large margins, tied by "Fayetteville N.C. Aug. 16, 1863" cds on green paper with brown and white wallpaper pattern
addressed to George Moore Esq., British Consul at Richmond Va., with original enclosure which states "Sir we the undersigned British subjects and having papers of protection from you have been a few days ago enrolled in the militia of this state and according to report are to me mustered into the service of the state...we therefore take this method of informing you of our condition and wishing to know from you what would be the best or most advisable course to pursue in a case of this kind. We are mechanics and have stood aloof from all the excitement up to the present time and intend doing so if permitted...anxious to have your opinion on the subject."
, top flap removed for display, left stamp defective at top left, Fine, ex Dietz
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