1844 MAIL SHAFTESBURY LOCAL USAGE 'REFUSED'. Letter, slight faults from damp storage, locally used in Shaftesbury and addressed to 'Mr Jas Hunt Solr. Stower Row Shaftesbury', post paid '1' and on front manuscript 'Refused', letter is demanding payment of £1 13 10 otherwise court proceedings will follow. Also on front good part strike boxed 'Shaftesbury/Py P.' hand stamp in black (DT461) and SHAFTESBURY date stamps JY 28 1844. (Ref 119658).