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Goddard, Mary Katherine (1738-1816) [Materials related to Mary Katherine Goddard] [Decimalized .01-.04]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09756 Author/Creator: Goddard, Mary Katherine (1738-1816) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Header Record Date: 1789 Pagination: 4 items.

Collection of materials related to Mary Katherine Goddard dated 1789. Pertains to her dismissal as the Postmaster of Baltimore. Consists of four documents that stated the grounds of her dismissal and petition to have her reinstated and letters. These items were sent to President George Washington. See GLC01747 for George Washington's letter on her removal.

Mary Katherine Goddard (1738-1816) was the postmaster of the Baltimore Post Office. She also worked as a publisher and noted to be the first to print a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which revealed the identity of the signers in January 1777. This is known as the Goddard Broadside.

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