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new-york-city-1853-stampless-folded-letter-to-middletown-connecticut NEW YORK CITY 1853 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT

Full PAID 3Cts postmark on personal letter from David Hall to Edmund Hall.  Two-page letter is hard to read due to fading of ink.

new-haven-connecticut-1840-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-york-city NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT 1840 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY

Clear red New Haven postmark on business letter from Waterbury asking whereabouts of an order of wire that has not been received.

boston-massachusetts-1845-stampless-folded-letter-to-new-york-city BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1845 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY

Clean stampless folded letter with full red Boston postmark and large red numeral 5 rate mark. Brief note to John Williams from J. Parker notifying him that his goods have arrived from Liverpool and are being forwarded to him via steamer.

boston-massachusetts-circa-1830s-stampless-folded-letter-to-pittston-maine BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS CIRCA 1830s STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PITTSTON MAINE

Full red Boston Mas. postmark places this item in the 1830s-early 1840s range. No content.

boston-massachusetts-1847-express-mail-stampless-folded-letter-to-philadelphia BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1847 EXPRESS MAIL STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PHILADELPHIA

Boston Express Mail postmarks are somewhat scarce. This one is full and clear, although somewhat light. Blue stock does not help.  Clean item. No content.

boston-massachusetts-1840s-stampless-folded-letter-to-meridith-bridge-new-hampshire BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1840s STAMPLESS COVER TO MERIDITH BRIDGE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Full and dark Boston 10cts postmark on this stampless cover (no content). 

russia-1864-stampless-folded-letter-from-secretary-of-czar-alexander-2nd RUSSIA - 1864 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER FROM A SECRETARY OF CZAR ALEXANDER II

Clean letter with postmarks. A translator in St. Petersburg informed us that the letter is from a secretary of Czar Alexander II informing the recipient that he has permission to file certain documents with the government. 

bristol-new-hampshire-circa-1847-stampless-cover-to-north-groton-nh BRISTOL NEW HAMPSHIRE CIRCA 1847 STAMPLESS COVER T0 NORTH GROTON NEW HAMPSHIRE

Small clean cover. Full but light postmark. Addressed to Alice Tilton.

fall-river-massachusetts-1845-stampless-folded-letter-to-pawtucket-rhode-island FALL RIVER MASSACHUSETTS 1845 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO PAWTUCKET RHODE ISLAND

Strong red postmark on business letter from Daniel Stillwell, manufacturer, to a William Field, Rhode Island hardware supplier.  Excellent condition.

washington-dc-new-hampshire-congressman-ira-allen-eastman-hand-franked-1843-stampless-folded-letter-to-albany-ny WASHINGTON DC NEW HAMPSHIRE REPRESENTATIVE IRA ALLEN EASTMAN HAND FRANKED 1843 STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER TO ALBANY NEW YORK

Light, but full, Washington City January 18 postmark. Stampless folded letter is in very nice condition.  No content. Recipient noted date of 1843.  Ira Allen Eastman (January 1, 1809 – March 21, 1881) was an American manufacturer and Democratic politician in New Hampshire. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the 1800s. He was born in Gilmanton, NH. He attended local schools and Gilmanton Academy before graduating from Dartmouth College in Hanover in 1829. He was admitted to the bar in 1832; practicing law in Troy, NH. Eastman returned to Gilmanton in 1834 and continued the practice of law. He served as clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1835. He was as member of the State House of Representatives from 1836-1838, and served as speaker of the State House in 1837 and 1838. He was Register of Probate for Strafford County from 1836 to 1839.  Eastman was elected to the 26th and 27th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843. He served as chairman of the US House Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business during the 27th Congress.  After leaving Congress, he served as judge of the NH Court of Common Pleas (1844-1849). He was associate justice of the NH Supreme Court from 1849-1855, and as justice of the NH Supreme Court from 1855-1859. In 1858, he was honored with a L.L.D. degree from Dartmouth College, and in 1859 he was chosen trustee of Dartmouth.  After resigning from judicial service, Eastman resumed the practice of law in Concord and Manchester. Eastman was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Hampshire in 1863 and for US Senator in 1866. Eastman was married to Jane Quackenbush and they had two children, Clarence and Anna Q. He was the nephew of Nehemiah Eastman, a United States Representative from New Hampshire.