Lot 996Fort Leavenworth, Mo., June 14, cds and matching "X" rating handstamp on blue 1849 folded letter datelined "May 27th, 1849 near Fort Kearney" to Petersville Md., content includes "…We have arrived at the Platt River & will get to Fort Kearney four miles up on Grand Island tomorrow. We will then be about three hundred miles up on Grand Island tomorrow…" and May 28th post script "…I came ahead of the company some few miles and am now at the Fort. This fort was called Fort Childs once but it has been renamed since old Fort Kearny was destroyed…"; some edge wear, F.-V.F. with interesting trail contents.
Estimate $300 - 400.