BINGHAMTON/JAN 20/NY 38x31 Red Oval; Handstamped month, manuscript day. Forwarded to Montrose, PA for an additional 6 cents (less than 30 miles). Original postage from Buffalo to Binghamton was 18 3/4. Thus recipient owed 24 3/4, per Act of March 3, 1825.
BINGHAMTON/JAN 25/NY 38x31 Red Oval; Handstamped month,manuscript day. Manuscript 1.50, Manuscript "2 oz" Red 19x5 "PAID". Latest reported date for both this type oval and this type PAID. Postage paid was 8 times the single rate for 150 - 400 miles, per Act of March 3, 1825.
BINGHAMTON/Sept. 18/NY 38x31 Red Oval; Manuscript month and day. Red 21x5 "FREE" Manuscript "Free/W Cushman PM/Pine Creek/Pa" Postmasters could mail for free from any post office.
BINGHAMTON NY/Sept. 20 Manuscript; Manuscript "Free / John A Collier/ M.C." Members of Congress had the privilege of free mail.
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