Chapel Hill, Orange County, September 13, , folded letter marked for 12½ cents postage due at New Bern. The Chapel Hill postmark is a Type 3A, 27.5 mm black circular datestamp. This postmark with dotted inner circle and partial dotted outer circle was used only in 1832. The cover was addressed to William Gaston, a lawyer, legislator, congressman, and jurist. In 1835, while in Raleigh, he wrote the words to “The Old North State,” which was made the State song in 1927.
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