Wheeling Island [Union Occupation, West Virginia].
Small folded letter from Scotland to Wheeling,
addressed to "Wheeling Island, Quincy Foundry, Virginia, America,"
clearly struck "Gatehouse Mr 30 1863" rimless cds on back, no U.S. markings nor any rates, presumably carried thru Union blockade, semi-literate letter mentions scarcity of cotton overseas with remark "everyone is praying that the wars with you wer ended...",
soiled with minor faults, opened and separated to show letter and postmark, otherwise Fine, interesting transatlantic usage, ex Everett
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