Earliest Known Mail from Fort Abercrombie Dakota
This 1858 folded letter sheet represents the earliest known mail item from
Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory. Notice the "on public service"
notation. This was probably carried vial military courier from Fort Abercrombie
to the nearest post office, Breckenridge, Minn.
The contents are as follows:
16 Oct 1858
We have no post office here and I herewith ???? the post office bills, are
letters with the amt collected 45 cts.