1842 incoming letter from Salem, N.C. endorsed ‘via Baltimore per the first vessel’ with a blue DEC 24 cancel, addressed to Mandeville Post Office, Jamaica, that on arrival has had a superb JAMAICA SHIP LETTER cachet applied. A blue ‘PAID’ h/s is on the front of the letter. On the back is a Kingston JA 13 1843 transit datestamp and a m/s ‘Forwarded by Masons Co’. Interesting contents. One of the finest strikes of this JAMAICA SHIP LETTER cachet known.