12c Black (17).
Horizontal pair, three large margins, clear to just in at left, right stamp tiny nick in margin, cancelled by red grid, matching "New Haven Con. Dec. 30, 1856" circular datestamp on cover to Liverpool, England,
pair tied by Liverpool receiving datestamp, red "19" credit, Boston transit backstamp, cover opened revealing ms. note which reads in part "About 20 slaves have been hanged on accusation of conspiracy & some others both white & black whipped to death under 700 & 800 strokes. Only one overt act has been committed by the negroes - a family of females and children were all murdered and the house burned by them..."
, cover with some edge wear and vertical file fold at left, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, interesting for its contents
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