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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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State Postmarks - Missouri (Missouri Statehood)

Lot 1001    

"Gentry C.H. Mo, Mar 28", manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 10c." rating on gray 1849 folded letter addressed to Capt. J.W. Denver, U.S. Army at Wilmington Oh., long letter from Elijah P. Howell concerning pay for the father of two deceased soldiers killed while serving in the Mexican-American War, he also writes "…I am truly sorrow to hear of your bad health, but hope in this year you may have recovered. We looked thru all the innumerable confused accounts, from the line from Vera Cruz to the Capitol, with great anxiety for your Company…" and "…My brother William who was living with me when you was here, joined Simonds Company for Sante Fe and died on the plains in August (1847) of Typhoid Fever. You have no doubt heard that Capt. Simonds died on his way to Sante Fe…", Very Fine, ex-Risvold.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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