Domestic Mail (4): “Fernandina de Jagua”
While difficult to read, this Fernandina de Jagua postmark
is rather interesting. It is listed as struck in black
during the period 1829 to 1838. The ink was so oily and
spread into the paper so thickly, that it renders the
postmark almost illegible.
Founded in 1819 by colonists from Louisiana, the citizens
of Fernandina de Jagua changed the name of the town to
Cienfuegos about 1837, or earlier. This letter is datelined
“Cienfuegos, October 1837.” It was docketed
as received in Havana on November 5.
Tome I, number 7: Fernandina de
Jagua to Havana, October 1837.