1833 Greenwich, MA stampless HISTORIC CHURCH CONTENT, Fancy Cancel, NICE FIND !!

Postal History EXCELLENT 1833 stampless folded letter from Greenwich, Massachusetts - historic church content and fancy cancel.

This letter was written by Rev. Joseph Homer Patrick (1792-1870), the son of Asa Patrick (1763-1852) and Ruth Homer (1766-1845). Joseph was married to Mary Patrick (1792-1875), his cousin, in August 1825. Rev. Patrick graduated from Brown University in 1817. After graduation, he spent five years teaching in Kentucky, then returned to the east coast to take up the ministry. He came to Greenwich, Massachusetts in 1830 and labored there in the ministry of the Congregational church until 1842. This letter was written to Rev. Absalom Peters, the corresponding secretary of the American Home Missionary Society who provided supplementary funding to the church in Greenwich for Rev. Patrick's salary.

Postmark is a scarcer blue Greenwich oval fancy with a rate mark that looks like an 18 3/4 cent manuscript crossed out and replaced with a rate of (37 ?) cents.

Letter fully intact and in great shape

Addressed to Rev. Absalom Peters, No. 150 Nassau Street, New York City

Greenwich [Massachusetts]
March 29, 1833

To the Rev. Absalom Peters
Cor. Sec. of the A.H.M.S. [American Home Missionary Society]
Dear Sir,

It is with the mingled emotion of
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