VA2714 Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 5 NOV (1861). Advertising Cover with an overall greenish color and an advertising oval at upper left "Greenlee Davidson Attorney at Law, Lexington, Va." Addressed to Mrs. J. D. Davidson, Care Mason Matthews Esq, Lewisburg, (West) Virginia. Greenlee Davidson (1834-1863) was from a prominent Virginia family. In 1861, he was serving as an ADC to Virginia CSA Governor John Letcher with the Virginia state rank of Lt Col of Cavalry. He later entered regular service as Captain of the Letcher Artillery in Stonewall Jackson’s corps and was killed-in-action at Chancellorsville in May 1863. The advertising cover is from the addressee's law practice office in Lexington. The addressee was Greenlee Davidson's mother, Mrs. James Dorman Davidson (Hannah Greenlee 1812-1889). The sender of the cover is not identified. Clean cover with just a little edge wear at the upper left and a backflap opening tear.Printer's inprint on the backflap "Rcot. Anthony & Co 10 Nassau Street N. Y." Ex-Bogg. Brian Green Certificate 1989 in which he states that in his opinion this is a provisional use. According to current knowledge, that statement cannot be proven. $500.00

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