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1847 New Orleans La To Indiana Stampless Letter, Mexican War, Good Content For Sale
This 1847 folded letter was sent in June 1847 from New Orleans, LA, to Mr. William L. Booth, Cool Spring, near Leavenworth, Indiana, via Louisville, KY. Leavenworth is a Southern Indiana town along the Ohio River and across from Kentucky. There is a blue New Orleans circle date stamp and a blue 10-cent rate. This 3-page letter is from Booth's sister. She says that nephew Thomas, a Kentucky volunteer in the Mexican War, has returned from the West is now in New Orleans. I have improved the punctuation to make the following quote more readable, but have left the spelling as it was written. "He has been very well ever since he joined the army at Monterey. He joined his company of cource, Tom Marshals. That company was chosen to escort General Butler to Camargo, which prevented their being in the battle of Bueno Vista. He got back the day after & saw the battlefield filled with the dead, the most aweful sight he ever beheld. But he said he was so desirous(?) to be in a battle he would almost have given his life to have been there. The weather is too hot for me to tell you of his narrow escape. I hope he will write to Clara soon & tell you all about it." She talks about Thomas getting a job clerking, about him selling his land claim, etc. She says that William has arrived, received his appointment and will soon join his regiment. Other topics: Sarah is engaged to an East India merchant in New York "worth two or three or four hundred thousand dollars. A Mr. Whitmore." "Poor Betsy Egleston's son was killed in Mexico. He was just 18." This is an interesting letter and a good one for research. The letter is in good condition. Clear archival tape has been used at spots to reinforce fold separations. Check the scans and thanks for looking. Everything is always guaranteed. Offered by a 35+year member of the American Philatelic Society. Shipping is $1 in the U.S. and $2 elsewhere.
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1847 New Orleans La To Indiana Stampless Letter, Mexican War, Good Content: $162