Full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 8 with a center panel of 5.25 x 3.25, postmarked May 6 [circa 1829-31], addressed by Van Buren to "Genl. Samuel Smith, Baltimore," and franked in the upper right, "Department of State, M. Van Buren." Stamped "Free" below the signature. In fine condition, with edge repairs to seal-related paper loss.
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