Rectangular envelope used by officials, printed and written with inscriptions read vertically and from right to left. The back is printed in black ink with Chinese inscription: 'Ba Xian zheng tang fang', which reads as 'Ba County Main Hall envelope', 'Ba' refers to the modern Chongqing City and was once an ancient state in eastern Sichuan. The front is both printed and written in black ink with Chinese inscriptions dated to the 2nd lunar month of the 19th year of the Guangxu reign period, 1893. Both front and back have red square seal impressions.

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