(St. Ubes, Portugal, to Portsmouth N.H. via Boston, Nov. 26, 1798, Quasi-War with France) "BOSTON".
Small straightline handstamp, matching "26/NO"
Franklin mark and "Paid" straightline on folded cover which originated in St. Ubes, Portugal
(letter enclosure no longer accompanies), addressed to Portsmouth N.H., ship directive at bottom for the Ariadna
(Daniel Prior, Master), manuscript rate of "14"
cents for distance from 30-60 miles including 4c ship fee, back with manuscript "Broke open by the officers of the Frigates La Volunteer and La Invincible, Daniel Prior", indicating that the Ariadna was stopped by French privateers,
boarded, cargo taken and letters opened, tear at top, appears Fine, an unusual incoming prepaid ship letter with a fascinating story during the Quasi-War with France,
illustrated in Chronicle
No. 264 (pp. 320-321)
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