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BAHAMAS postal history
1871 cover and newsy 8-page letter headed "St. Mary's Parsonage, Nassau October 14th 1871" to The Reverend Herbert Todd, Derry Downs, St. Mary Cray with QV 1/- green P.12 (SG.38) tied "A05" with red PAID LIVERPOOL U.S. PACKET 1 NO 71/3A alongside, reverse BAHAMAS OC 16 1871 dbl-arc, Chislehurst and St. Mary's Cray NO 1 71 arrivals. Adhesive with pulled base perf.
Contents include "In August we had the edge of a hurricane, the full force of which was experienced in Andros, Biminis and Grand Bahama. Whole settlements are utterly ruined and many ships are lost. We had terrible weather here at the time, but people battened up early and so not much damage was done. Altogether we have had a terribly hot and tempestuous summer, with thunder storms sent as have never been known for 15 years".
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