Front: Fine example of
the Exeter, New Hampshire Octagon of Rosettes cancel dated October 21,
 with Unlisted Red "FREE" handstamp. Addressed to the Honorable J.
W. Weeks, Lancaster, N. H.
Reverse: Penciled owner's notes and docketing with date
Notes: The very pretty Red Exeter Octagon of Rosettes cancel
with a nice unlisted "FREE" handstamp. The Addressee is
Weeks (1773 - 1845) who was a United States Representative from New
Hampshire. He was the grandfather of Joseph Weeks Babcock who
represented Wisconsin in Congress from 1893-1907. He was born in
Warwick, Massachusetts where he attended the common schools. Later, he
moved to Richmond, New Hampshire were he engaged in agricultural
pursuits. Weeks served as the town clerk of Richmond, New Hampshire
1802-1822. He also served as a member of the New Hampshire House of
Representatives 1807-1809, 1812, 1813, 1821-1826, 1830, and 1832-1834
and as an associate judge of the court of common pleas 1823 and 1827. He
was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and re-elected
as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3,
1839). He died in Winchester, New Hampshire in 1845. But also likely to
Wingate Weeks (1781-1853), who was a Major in the U.S. Army during the
War of 1812 and a US Representative for New Hampshire (1829-33), this is
the time of the letter and would merit a "FREE" frank privilege. He was part of the
powerful political Weeks Family of Lancaster, New Hampshire. His great
nephew was John Wingate Weeks (1860–1926) an American politician in the
Republican Party who served as a United States Representative for
Massachusetts from 1905 to 1913, as a United States Senator from 1913 to
1919, and as Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925.
Condition: Very Fine folded sheet cover with usual file
Contents: Cover sheet only no contents.
Reverse of Cover
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