SENT BACK TO ENGLAND/WITHOUT A REASON/FOR NON-DELIVERY.
Three-line handstamp in frame clearly struck in red on 1p entire from Great Britain to Breckinridge Tex., oval cancel and "Bewdley Au 21 61" circular datestamp on back, "3 Cents" debit handstamp, "Boston Sep. 3 A.Pkt. 24" circular debit datestamp, "Boston Mass. Sep. 10" backstamp, long and interesting note on back in the sender's hand: "Nov. 30 1862, this was returned to my hands, on it stamped 'sent back to Engd. without a reason for non-delivery.' Our friends here are all well. Kent came from Edinburgh to Bewdley a few days ago. I was much struck with his likeness to his father. He left earlier than he first intended. I will pay the postage & see then if it will find you. Can such unjust tyranny prevail in your land of freedom, as to sanction the opening of private letters & if the Boston office do so, is it sanctioned by authority? Our cotton spinners are badly off. America is persisting in a mad course. Shall be glad to hear from you. CPB"
-- the message clearly indicates that the sender remailed this envelope, but it is unclear if it was sent to the Confederacy thru the blockade -- a Very Fine and fascinating usage, ex Green
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