1854 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to St Malo France rated '1/-' packet postage rate paid. 20 Decimes due. Fine oval 'PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS' d/s 'OC 21 1854' struck in red. Carried on the French Schooner 'Mahe De La Bourdonnais' which took this letter to Galle. It was then taken by the P & O steamer "Oriental"" to Suez. After an overland journey to Alexandria it was carried by the P & O ship 'Vectis" to Marseille.