BINGHAMTON/OCT/29/N.Y. 24mm Black CDS; Black cork killer ties 10 cent yellow orange issue of 1869 (#116) which paid the 10 cent surface letter rate to Aspinwall, New Granada (Columbia). This rate became effective July 1, 1867. Letter was sent to Jared Linsly, Jr., the Passed Assistant Paymaster on the U.S.S. Seminole, a Navy ship which, according to Navy records, was on active sea service from April, 1869 to February, 1870. From this, the year of mailing can be determined to have been 1869.
BINGHAMTON/NOV/26/N.Y. 25mm Black CDS; Black cork killer on letter signed by Giles W Hotchkiss, M.C. of Binghamton N.Y. Mail sent by members of Congress could be sent for free. Hotchkiss served in the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1867, and from 1869 to 1871.
BINGHAMTON/JUN/23/N.Y. 25mm Black CDS; Blue C.E. HARTUNG & CO/JUN/24/1870/New York DCDS receipt cancel. Black cork killer ties 3 cent ultramarine of 1869 (#114).
BINGHAMTON/MAY/5/N.Y. 25mm Black CDS; Letter to "Brother" dated May 5, 1871. Black segmented cork killer on 3 cent ultramarine issue of 1869 (#114).
BINGHAMTON/JAN/2?/AM/N.Y. 27mm Black CDS; Black cork killer on 1 cent ultramarine banknote (#182) paying the single piece 3rd class rate.
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