England-U.S. 1806 Partial Non-Interference Act.
Two items, first is stampless folded letter with two separate messages datelined "Liverpool 8th and 12th Sept. 1806"
to Boston, red ms. endorsement "Recd Nov. 25th 1806 and forwarded by your humble servants Trott & Blake"
where it received a "Boston Ms. Nov. 26" circular datestamp and was mailed to Pembroke, second is printed certificate with ms. 15 July 1806 date from the Marblehead Mass. postmaster, to Capt. Widger of the Brig Increase
as a receipt for letters to the U.S. that he carried outside of the mail from the Isle of May with ms. "July 15, 1806 I solemnly swear that the within certificate contains the whole number of letters delivered to me on board the Brig Increase at the Isle of May for citizens of U. States -- Wm. Widger"
on reverse, Very Fine, the act prohibited British imports (incl. mail) to the U.S. from April 18th 1806 until it was repealed Dec. 19th 1806 -- these are excellent examples of how the act was circumvented.
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