Edenton, Chowan County, September 14, 1821, red Type 2, cog wheel postmark of Edenton, used from 1818 until 1823, and manuscript “Sh[ip] 20½[¢]” postage due at Raleigh. Cover forwarded from Raleigh, September 28, , with a Type 1 black circular datestamp, used from 1802-1827, to Stagville, Orange County. The folded letter was to Duncan Cameron, one of the state’s most distinguished citizens. He owned several plantations, was a judge, politician, and banker. In 1834, he was president of the state’s colonization society which offered slaves their freedom and paid for resettlement to Liberia.
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