Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville Ky. * Aug. 23, 1861.
Clear strike of circular datestamp, U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)
tied by blue grid cancel and "Louisville Ky. Aug. 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on blue folded letter datelined New Orleans Aug. 19, 1861, to New York City street address, pencil manuscript "DH."
, couple small pieces out of side of letter where opened, Very Fine and a very late through-the-lines cover carried by Adams Express, entered the U.S. mails only two days before Adams ceased service in response to the President's order prohibiting commercial intercourse with the South, the Special Routes
census records only one later example (this example not recorded), with 1984 P.F. certificate
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