Rhode Island Stampless Covers & Letters
January 30, 1840 Crew List Certification for the Brig W. P. Walker
from Port Collector - Bath Maine to Collector District of Providence

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This Folded Letter Cover was sent by the District of Providence - Collectors Office to the Collector of Customs in Bath, Maine. It contains a confirmation by the Providence, RI Boarding Officer that the crew of the Brig W. P. Walker conforms to the list sent by the office in Maine.  The cover is canceled in red "Providence, RI January 1849 with the rate-mark "5" also in red. The ship's master is Benjamin Edgecoumb. A full size readable version of the letter is available by selecting the graphic link below.

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