Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from St. Louis, Mo.
Black on yellow glazed label tied by "Adams Express Co. Nashville May 30" (1861)
oval datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Savannah Ga. from California
(so endorsed), sender's instructions "The U.S. Express Co. will please forward this as addressed and collect charges at Savh. Ga.",
receipt docketing "Recd. 3 June, Letter 15 May..."
and pencil note "It is resignation, return discussed"
and in another hand "War letter saying he wants to join his own section",
blue pencil "Ex 2/-" (two bits, or 25c), embossed stamp cut out and expertly restored with a 3c, Very Fine appearance. This appears to have originated from a military fort in California; it was carried by courier to St. Louis where Adams received it for delivery to Savannah via Louisville and Nashville - mail exchange between those two cities was not stopped until June 8 or shortly thereafter
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