Rhode Island Stampless Covers & Letters
1830 Stampless Folded Letter Paid 10 and Boston CDS
From M. Kramer & Co. to Joseph L. Tillinghast - Providence

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The Letter is dated January 1, 1830 and is a request for payment by M. Kramer and Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. The cover is canceled with a Red Boston, Jan 2 CDS, which was in use from 1826 to 1840. The 10 cent rate from Boston to Providence, (30-80 Miles) was established by the Postal Act of April 9, 1816. The Paid marking indicates that the postage was paid in advance. There is an interesting addendum at the bottom of the cover as follows:  "the postmaster will do a favor by sending this to the house of L. T. Evan"

Joseph Leonard Tillinghast was born in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1791. He was a fifth generation descendant of Pardon Tillinghast, one of the original proprietors of Providence, Rhode Island. 

SEE: November 1817 Joseph Tillinghast Letter for additional Biographical Information
The text of the letter Follows below:
J L. Tillinghast Esq    
D Sir    
                   Yours came to hand at the 29 December and we have drawn on
you for the balance $55.06 dated tomorrow, at sight the same will be fwd by
our bank and you will please honor the same

M. Kramer & Co

Boston Jan 1st 1830    

this is written late in the eve & in great haste

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