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Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 16:31
Ireland Limerick India 1840 entire letter Richmond Place Limerick to Captain Onsley at Chowringhee Calcutta, with 2-line boxed PAID AT LIMERICK, prepaid 2shillings and 8pence showing divided rate "1/10 over 10 total 2/8" for the overland route via Suez, despatch cds LIMERICK FE 22 1840 on flap, Dublin PAID FE 23 and London FE 25 transits, boxed BOMBAY 1840 Apr 11 Bearing 14As, red Calcutta GPO 1840 Apr.21. As the letter has been paid to travel by British Closed Mail via France, the French portion of the postage (tenpence) has been accounted for on the face of the cover.
Letter mentions that the price of Tea has gotten very expensive due to the War with China, and the writer (the daughter of the Captain) expects no availability the following year.
MacDonnell Whyte Ltd, 102 Leinster Road, Dublin 6, Ireland.
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Items sent in stout boardback envelopes.