Archive Record

Object Name Envelope
Catalog Number 2011.036.068
Collection Crutchfield letters Collection
Description An envelope containing no letter addressed to Mr. Wm Crutchfield in Jacksonville, Alabama from John H. Lumpkin, M.C. [Member of Congress] in Washington City. The envelope contains a faded postmark that reads "Washington May 6" though the year is unknown. It also contains remnants of an orange wax seal under the flap.
The inscription on the back of the envelope reads: "Draft upon Corcoran + Riggs payable at the bank of america in the favor of E.A. McFaddan--for one horse lost in the florida war---The full sum of money was paid to E.A. McFaddan and kept the check." The Florida War that Lumpkin refers to is more commonly known as the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), an war between The United States and the Seminole Indians that resulted in further Indian removal in southern Florida.
Date 1845 circa
Extent of Description 3.32" x 5.62"
Accession number 2011.036