Free front sent from Dorchester to Fort St George, dated Feb 5th 1814
Addressed to Colonel Mair, Lieutenant Governor, Fort St George
Markings Ref (JT Whitney 7th Ed) – “Dorchester 123” mileage marker in black, 3/21 (W) (cat £15), coded circular datestamp FEB 10 1814 in red, 1/10, p10
Signed by “WM Pitt”
William Morton Pitt, (1754-1836).
1780-90 – MP for Poole
1790-1826 – MP for Dorset
Recipient of the letter is Colonel Alexander Mair, who was Lieutenant Governor of Fort-George, Scotland. Mileage most likely calculated by the distance to the nearest military base at Portsmouth