Gregory’s Atlantic and Pacific/Express./Forwarded by Thompson & Hitchcock,/149 Pearl St., N.Y.
Clear strike of four-line handstamp on Oct. 29, 1851 folded letter to Frank Rumrill in San Francisco from his fiance Henrietta, letter is datelined "Franklin"
and a blind partial impression of a Franklin circular datestamp is present at left (carried to New York under cover), sailed on USMSC steamer Cherokee
from New York on Nov. 6, 1851, arriving Chagres Nov. 17, then from Panama by PMSC Columbus
on Nov. 26, arriving San Francisco Dec. 12, Very Fine, Rumrill was Gregory's agent in Marysville and subsequently an independent express operator, illustrated in Mails of the Westward Expansion
(p. 118), ex Lichtenstein, Vogel and Walske, with 2013 P.F. certificate
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