1790 CROSS POST ELY TO EDINBURGH. A fine entire from Ely to Edinburgh dated July 7th 1790 with ms on front "X Post" to avoid increased charges via London and on reverse very fine strike ELY straight line hand stamp in black (CB99) used one year later than County Cat. records. Curiously manuscript ignored with London date stamp JY 9 90 and ms "Cortrey" from London receiver AND POSTAGE CHARGE INCREASED! Very fine usage. (Ref 102634).