"Per Emma Bett", Vicksburg Miss. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of U.S. Postage Rates.
Double-circle datestamp, matching small grid cancels 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27)
to Carroll, Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, manuscript "To be mailed in Vicksburg"
and "Per Emma Bett"
sender's routing instructions for the Confederate mail packet boat by that name, usual light filing holes, Very Fine and unusual, carried on the Emma Bett
(which was burned in 1863) and put into the mails in Vicksburg on the last day of U.S. rates in the Confederacy, ex Gallagher
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