Incoming blockade-run use from London to Richmond via Nassau. Folded letter datelined London Dec. 9, 1863 (copy) from John Gilliat & Co. regarding tobacco but closes with some good war content regarding Bragg and Meade, as well. Addressed to William Gray, Esq., Richmond Va., carried by Cunarder China from Liverpool on Jan. 30, 1864, arriving New York Feb. 11, then by Cunard branch line to Nassau where placed aboard the blockade runner Annie on Mar. 1, arriving Wilmington Mar. 4, manuscript X examined mark by provost marshal at Wilmington, Wilmington / N.C. // Mar / 5  cds and manuscript "42" rate for QUADRUPLE THE 10¢ RATE to Richmond plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine. SCARCE CENSORED INCOMING BLOCKADE-RUN COVER WITH A HIGH RATE FOR WEIGHT, with 1981 CSA certificate, Ex Walske. $3,000.