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Friday, 13 July 2012

An Odessa document from 1882



This is a very ordinary document, but I don't remember seeing one like it before. It is of interest because it shows the use of French as a common language. The document reads as follows:

Receipt

The Odessa post office certifies having received from the Consulate General of Turkey at Odessa the sum of twelve roubles and six kopecks in [payment for] over-the-counter frankings [ the actual words are affranchissements instanes] and registrations for the month of March 1882.

The Deputy Director

S. Liachovet ... [I am not sure about this and Googling for similar names hasn't helped]

[Postmark] Odessa, 12 12, posthorns without thunderbolts, 2 April 1882

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