1845 MAIL PORTSEA (HANTS) TO ADMIRALTY OFFICE LONDON WITH PORTSMOUTH '2' CHARGE MARK IN BLACK (HA1050) AND 'PORTSEA' UDC (HA922). Letter 'On Her Majestys Service' dated 2nd October 1845 'To the Secretary of the Admiralty, Admiralty London', posted unpaid with superb strike of the Portsmouth '2' hand stamp charge mark in black (HA1050). On reverse fine strike (over flap) 'PORTSEA' udc in black (HA922) and PORTSMOUTH date stamp OC 2 45. Writer is writing to the Admiralty requesting compensation for loss of income following the Dock Yard Improvement scheme. (Ref 121215).