Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 4, 1861.
Bold strike of circular datestamp on South-to-North express cover to Pottsville Pa., "Richmond Va. Jul. 30, 1861" circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle for Confederate rate, 3c Dull Red (26), lifted and reaffixed, blue grid cancel, matching "Louisville Ky. Aug. 5, 1861" double-circle datestamp, ms. "40c" express rate, backflap removed and small corner repair at top right, still Very Fine, rare express usage from Richmond, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate and accompanied by pre-war cover from the same correspondence
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