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Lot 185

red straight line town mark with manuscript date, matching “$1.00” rate on 1836 folded letter to Versailles, Kentucky, letter from James Duane Doty discussing territorial legislature at Belmont (Madison would not become the capitol until the following month), datelined “Astor, Green Bay”, quadruple-rate cover because of enclosed certificate mentioned in the letter, very fine with historically-interesting contents, despite there never being an Astor post office in Wisconsin Doty was an agent for John Jacob Astor and attempted to name a town for him, ex-Hustis and Van Vlissingen