[c] Stampless Cover John Rowe Boston 1764:
folded letter to New York date-lined Boston Feb 29th 1764 and bearing ms. "Bo:Sh" (Boston Ship). Interesting referral about small pox epidemic in Boston and "no person is admitted there without undergoing a severe smoking". Rowe, a prominent merchant, would later find fame as owner of "Eleanor", one of the ships involved in the Boston Tea Party and by his purported quote "perhaps salt water and tea will mix tonight!". an historic leap day letter.