The First Typewritten letter sent thru the U.S. mail from Washington,
This is the 1866 Abner Peeler Letter.
letter shows the very first use of Syllabic printing, of which there are only three
other existing examples in history.
It also demonstrates the very first ability
to achieve proportional spacing with a typewriter.
The lower rendition was typed
in the 20's or 30's, and is not accuratley transcribed from the original letter.
More information on syllabic printing is found in Peeler
History, and in Current times.
To find out what is important about this stain, go to
"The Letter Stain"