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Renshaw, Richard T. (1822-1879) [Instructions for directing letters]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02254.39 Author/Creator: Renshaw, Richard T. (1822-1879) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1872-1875 Pagination: 1 p. ; 12 x 20.5 cm.

Renshaw gives his address aboard the U.S.S. Worcester in care of the Consul General in Havana, via the US Secretary of State. He adds, "you do not want to put any stamps on your letter."

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