Lot 652(Indian Territory) Tahlequah, C.N. "Nov 27", neat double-circle postmark with manuscript date and matching ms. "10" rating on circa 1853 cover to Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary at South Hadley Mass., forwarded to Cornish Flat N.H. with red "South Hadley Mass., Dec 26" cds, ms. "Ford" and matching large "5" rating handstamp, small edge tear at left, Very Fine and scarce Indian Territory use from Cherokee Nation, ex-Bleuler.
Estimate $500 - 750.
The Cherokee Female Seminary was established in the summer of 1851, and at the insistence of Sarah Worcester and others, a Miss Whitman, a student at Mount Holyoke was engaged as the head-mistress. It is probable that this is a letter to one of her classmates.