1815 Post Paid Withdrawn Ship Letter to Montreal.
1815 SFL London, GB (July 6) to Montreal with Post Paid Withdrawn Ship Letter London (JY 7 1815) bs, prepaid ms “8 1/2”, being one third of the 2/2 Stg packet postage (8 2/3d rounded down to 8 1/2d, sent via “per ship Sterling Capt Ruse QDC”, single ring Ship letter Quebec (crown) on arrival, 2 1/2d ship letter fee plus 9d for 11 1/2d total collect.
The letter is a triplicate with notation inside “1st per Clyde, 2nd per Garden Grove”.
The PPWSL mark was applied across the backflap to prevent additions to the letter.
There are 5 or 6 recorded PPWSL. Illustrated in Arnell’s BNA Transatlantic mail (page 23).