US SCOTT 6LB5 CARRIER COVER US CITY DESPATCH 3C MONTREAL
Very Fine, Scarce example of mail circumventing government mail route between Canada and New York, but using government carrier service for only 3c
FROM ROBERT A. SIEGEL:
U.S. City Despatch Post, New York N.Y., 3c Black on Blue Green Glazed (6LB5). Large margins, slight creasing and cracked glaze, cancelled by red "U.S." in frame, blue "Forwarded from Howard's Hotel, New-York" oval handstamp on folded letter originating in Montreal, Canada, Mar. 25, 1844, Very Fine, scarce example of mail circumventing government mail route between Canada and New York, but using government carrier service for only 3c
FROM U.S. CITY DESPATCH CENSUS - US PHILATELIC CLASSIS SOCIETY
Letter Addressed to David S. Kennedy (1791-1853), born in Scotland and immigrated to New York in 1807. He started as a clerk in the commercial house of Lenox, Maitland & Co. and worked his way up to becoming a partner in 1812. In later years Mr. Kennedy became the agent for the Bank of Montreal and several other leading banks of Canada. He is listed as a merchant at 41 Broadway (1843 Doggett’s) and a banker at 58 Wall Street (1845 Doggett’s).
Howard’s Hotel was operated by Daniel D and John P Howard. It was located in Lower Manhattan at 176 Broadway at the corner of Maiden Lane.
Lower left docket reads forwarded by J. Knapp, Esq.