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The envelope bears the cancellation stamp of Cantonment Leavenworth, the first Post Office in Kansas, which began in 1828. There are also imprints left by a wax seal. On February 8, 1832, the Secretary of War directed that all cantonments be called forts.
Paper is 12.6" x 8"
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"Envelope addressed to Robert Miller, Esq." (2021). Kansas Territorial Documents. 56.
Robert Miller Esq. Tribune office Liberty Clay Co. Missouri The words "Cantonment Leavenworth pre-Kansas Terr. 1st P.O. In Kansas 1828-1841" are written in pencil