Although covers have never been of great interest to me, recently I've picked up several that might be of interest to other Forum members. I'll be posting them on different threads over the next few days.
This cover I couldn't resist because of its connection precisely to where I live. The cover dated 28 August 1849 and the accompanying letter are inscribed by Henry G. Long to C. B. Penrose of York, Pa. Both were prominent Pennsylvania politicians of their day, the former a judge and the latter a state representative. The judge writes to the representative giving a progress report on finding the latter's son a position, and also comments on good effects resulting from the recent visit of President Polk to Lancaster.
Judge Long bequeathed part of his considerable estate to building a home for gentlewomen who found themselves in "reduced circumstance." The home still stands directly across the street from where I live. See pic below. I've sometimes wondered if the judge's wealth was in part fleeced from the estates of the gentlewomen's deceased husbands, thus precipitating circumstances regrettably reduced.