1840, Auburn N.Y. to London, Steamer President.
Folded letter datelined at Auburn on Oct. 21 to London, England,
red "Utica N.Y. Oct. 25" oval datestamp, elaborate "PAID"
scroll, red "New York Oct. 26" circular datestamp, manuscript "18-3/4" rate and "8" pence due, "LIVERPOOL SHIP LETTER"
and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, carried on the second return voyage of the President,
which departed New York Nov. 2, she encountered strong gales after leaving New York and had to return to port on Nov. 9, she resumed her voyage on Nov. 11, the President
was the largest ship in the world when she was commissioned in 1840 and was underpowered for her size, she was lost on her third eastbound voyage on March 11, 1841, ex Winter
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