"From Serjeant Saml. Paul HM 31st Regiment" Ghazeepore via Calcutta to Somerset, showing Free d.s. of Ghazeepore and Calcutta (Ship Letter) in red, and a good strike of the rare circular "SOLDIERS & SEAMENS LETTER/BY SHIP/4" in black; minor staining otherwise in good condition. Photo
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Contents of letter: Reference is made to changes in the postal system "We are led to understand that Soldiers are now privileged to send letters by overland mail... ", also mentioned are the Afghan Campaign and the sending of a Field Force to China for the 1st Opium War.