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Prior to the introduction of postage stamps in the United States in 1847 there was limited use of envelopes to transmit the mail. Instead, letters were folded in such a way that the address could be written on a blank side of the sheet. The folded letter below was sent by the Maryland State Library in Annapolis, MD to Philadelphia, PA on December 1, 1846.
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