[1898, Spanish-American War broadside:] (No. 6243.) Postal Money Orders Drawn in favor or purchased by Soldiers and Sailors.


U.S. Post Office announcement by First Assistant Postmaster General Preston S. Sanford concerning the transmission of funds via postal money orders to American soldiers and sailors serving in the Spanish-American War. Specific sections concern military post offices to be established for Cuba and the Philippine Islands.

The broadside notes that the current Cuba command remains at Tampa, Florida and that “[w]hen the command is transferred to Cuba, draw Orders for payment at Military Station No. 1, Cuba, New York, N.Y. The military Post Offices inCuba will be Stations of the Post Office at New York.”

Philippine Islands payments for money orders are to “be conducted by Stations of the Post Office at San Francisco, Cal.” References to encampments at Camp Alger, Virginia and at Chickamauga, Georgia are also made.

Apparently unrecorded. The papers of Indiana native of Preston Sanford Perry (1857–1927) are held by the Library of Congress. Perry wrote A Hoosier in Russia…, a book of the history of rural free delivery, and a brief tract on President McKinley’s role in the Spanish-American War.


Description: [1898, Spanish-American War broadside:] (No. 6243.) Postal Money Orders Drawn in favor or purchased by Soldiers and Sailors.

[Washington, D.C.: Post Office Department, Money Order Division, June 13, 1898]. Broadside. 14 x 8 inches. Folds; foxing; some toning at edges and on verso; very good.

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Price: $300.00