The letter is not present. You are purchasing the postal envelope only.
I do not have the original. It was separated from the "cover" long ago. ONE of the reasons it is collectible is because of the fact that the local postmaster applied postal markings considered appropriate for the letter's journey--namely: The originating town name and a rate.
In addition to being collectible because the addressee or the town from which it was sent, it is a collectable item of "postal history". Because of the rates, markings usage, the addressee or something that might appeal to the collector. An 1850s " Jamesport Dec 25th " Christmas Day Postmark with "Paid" written by the sender and "3" by the postmaster, in the same blueberry ink as the postmark, on an envelope with a great street address: Francis Duncan, Esqr, No. Super Desirable Suffolk County town.
Sometimes I will require this to protect us both. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "ivymontcpa" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.