1861 Charleston Letter & Cover - Talks of Getting Supplies through the Blockade!

This folded December 1861 letter has a pretty .05 cent green Jefferson Davis tied by a double circle “Charleston, S.C.” cds (Scott No. 1).  The stamp has a full four margins and the letter is in nice dark ink.  The letter is business related but has some great lines regarding the Union Blockade.

“The fleet at No. Edisto has blocked the inland navigation south, for the present:
but we hope the coasters will be able to get home by x-mas, tho there is no telling

Mr. Prepley says he has not yet received my tidings of the Confederate
Stock you subscribed for.

                                                     We are Dear Sir

                                                            Yours very truly,

                                                            Robertson Blacklock & Co.


P.S. Genl. Ripley returned last evening from No. Edisto.  We got a permit for Jimmy
to return.  We have sent you by him the 300 bus. flour and 1 sack salt $14 - R. B. & Co.”


The cover is addressed to: 

J. Berkley Grimball Esq. Adams Run Post Office, So. Ca.”

This folded letter is in fine condition and portrays an excellent picture of the situation presented to Charleston businessmen by the Union Blockade. 


#HC95 - Price $350