Forwarded by Hale & Co. from New Haven.
Red oval handstamp (Ty. F25), mostly clear strike with red “PAID”
straightline (Ty. P8) probably applied in New York City, manuscript “Paid Plant” endorsement of Hale’s agent
on Apr. 21, 1845 folded letter from New Haven to New York City street address, pencil “Paid”
street correction, faint toning, file fold, still Fine and very scarce New Haven marking, the manuscript marking is extremely rare, Henry B. Plant
was an agent for Hale & Co., he went on to become a significant player in Adams Express and the railroad transportation industry, as well as a Florida real estate developer, Plant was put in charge of the Southern Express Co. during the Civil War, illustrated in Gutman Hale book (page 81), ex Hall and Dr. Puliafito
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