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Goddard, Mary Katherine (1738-1816) A schedule of the monies received in quarterly payments, at the Baltimore post-office

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09756.03 Author/Creator: Goddard, Mary Katherine (1738-1816) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph document Date: 23 December 1789 Pagination: 1 p.; 33.6 x 20.9 cm

One copy of a schedule for monies addressed to George Washington dated December 23, 1789. Contains a list of quarterly payments made at the Baltimore Post Office between January 1776 to April 1781. This was included in her case of evidence to support her reinstatement to her position as Baltimore postmaster after Samuel Osgood dismissed her. 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 was likely the first to print a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which revealed the signers' identity in January 1777. This is known as the Goddard Broadside.

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