Edenton, Chowan County, January 19, 1825, cover with a manuscript postmark of Edenton used from 1824-1826 and manuscript “Ferry 6” to indicate 6¢ postage was due at destination along with the route marking to be carried by ferry. The cover was posted to the James C. Johnston at Hayes plantation, a distance of only one mile, across Queen Anne’s Creek from Edenton. This was the principal plantation of Samuel Johnston, Governor of the North Carolina from 1787 to 1789 and then one of the two first U.S. Senators from North Carolina. Later he gave the plantation to his son, James C. Johnston, who ultimately owned several plantations totaling over 7,834 acres.
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