1845 MAIL PORTSEA (HANTS) TO ADMIRALTY LONDON WITH PORTSMOUTH '2' CHARGE MARK IN BLACK (HA1050) AND 'PORTSEA' UDC (HA922). Letter from Portsea 'To the Honorable the Secretary of the Admiralty, Admiralty Office London', posted unpaid with superb strike of the Portsmouth '2' hand stamp charge mark in black (HA1050), on reverse good strike 'PORTSEA' udc in black (HA922) partly overstruck PORTSMOUTH date stamp DE 11 1845. Writer, a one Ann Layton is requesting financial assistance for her family of 6 children with her husband serving on board HMS Victory. Filing fold clear of hand stamp. (Ref 121293).