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BIG Red "RICHMOND Va." CDS on an envelope that has been lightly creased, regretfully through the stamp. The stamp is four margins with TWO HUGE MARGINS and close on the other sides.
This December 5, 1850 usage (year by docketing) and month and day by cancel is addressed to William F. Wickham (Sr.), the father of future Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham.
You are purchasing only the postal envelope--the letter is not present.
The addressee's son (Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham) was called one of the most stubborn and desperate fighters of the cavalry of the South.
This cover was sent to "William F. Wickham, Esq., Taylorsville, Hanover (County, Virginia)." The addressee docketed the item "J. R. Thompson 4th Decr. 1850."
The ultimate destination of this item was the Wickham family plantation "Hickory Hill" in Hanover County near Taylorsville.
I have shown a close-up image of the stamp for your review.
The envelope flap has a nice insignia from a ring within the sealing wax.
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