City Despatch Post.
Oval handstamp clearly struck on cover to Dr. G. A. Manwaring, 270 8th Ave., New York City, pencil "2" rate, enclosure is a part-printed marshal's notice ordering addressee to appear for a hearing on Apr. 17, 1858, about half of backflap removed and faint overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, one of four recorded covers with this oval marking, all addressed in the same hand, this 1858 year-dated usage places this post well past the years of the Mead-Cole operation and probably beyond Barry's involvement; see Perry's 100 Years Ago
and Jarrett article in Chronicle
122 (May 1984), ex Hollowbush and Hahn
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