Sometimes covers were handcarried because there would be extreme doubt that the postal service would even deliver the piece.

7-STARS *****

Overall 7-Star design with the names of the President and the Vice-President in script has not previously been recorded.

Handcarried item to Newton, New Jersey. It is very likely that if the regular mails had been used that this cover would never have reached its destination in the North due to the extreme southern patriotic sentiments expressed by the sender.

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