1845 MAIL PORTSEA (HANTS) TO ADMIRALTY LONDON WITH PORTSMOUTH '2' CHARGE MARK IN BLACK (HA1050) AND 'PORTSEA' UDC (HA922). Fine letter 'On Her Majestys Service' dated 3rd 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 good strike (over flap) 'PORTSEA' udc in black (HA922) small part overstruck PORTSMOUTH date stamp OC 3 1845. Writer is writing to the Admiralty requesting compensation for loss of income following the Dockyard Improvement scheme. (Ref 121292).