Monday, July 22

The Mail Packet, Deliver'd

Here is your first look at some of the contents of the mail packet delivered on Saturday to the Acastas attending the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Special thanks again to all who participated in this project and helped to make it a success! More images to come!

Some of the letters from the Mail Packet

A letter to the ship's chaplain, the Rev Mr. Griswold
A letter sealed in black wax, the traditional sign for bad news or death.

All the postmarks were researched and reproduced from original specimens.

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